Ian D. Rotherham

Great Heritage Trees: The Greendale Oak

Great Heritage Trees: The Greendale Oak

The Greendale Oak was undoubtedly the greatest tree of the Forest to survive into modern times. By any account, this tree was a veritable monster.  As noted in the 1600s, by the eminent writer on trees John Evelyn, this remarkable specimen was reputedly bigger than the Major Oak (also of Sherwood Forest) at the same…

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The Heritage Trees of the British Isles – The Great Oak of Pontfadog, Wrexham

No.2: The Great Oak of Pontfadog, Wrexham By Ian D. Rotherham, Emeritus Professor, Sheffield Hallam University Regarded as ‘Wales’s national tree’, in 1881 it already had a girth of more than sixteen metres (around 53 ft). With a huge, hollow trunk said to be spacious enough to seat six people at a table; legend noting…

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