Tag Archives: Trees

King of Limbs

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Apple day

Apple Day, 21 October, was launched in 1990 by Common Ground. [Unlike birthdays the first event is counted hence this is the 18th anniversary]. The aspiration was to create a calendar custom. We have a way to go yet, but … Continue reading

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Largest oak tree

http://www.treeregister.org/historical.shtml documents the largest common oak ever recorded – and traces what has happened to it since 1772. Although the original tree suffered during the 20th century, and its remains were finally burned in 1970, cuttings were taken from it … Continue reading

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The tree register

The tree register draw on records of trees going back over 200 years. It has a volunteer team of over 50 tree measurers. http://www.treeregister.org/aboutus.shtml

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Special trees and woods of the Chilterns

An interactive map of trees not far from Milton Keynes that people have selected as special in some way. Map from http://www.chilternsaonb.org/caring/stwp_sites.asp

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Major Oak, Sherwood Forest

The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest is connected with the legend of Robin Hood. This tree is so special that it has been propped up and scaffolded. (Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/11475646@N03/3239668878)

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Ancient tree facts

This text comes from The Woodland Trust: Robin Hood often hid in an ancient tree in Sherwood Forest to escape the Sherriff of Nottingham – we think it is the Major Oak Queen Elizabeth I was sitting beneath an ancient … Continue reading

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