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2 minutes ago, tree-fancier123 said:

was still going in 2013 - interesting in this write up they say only 350 ish years old

 

Pedunculate oak in the park of Lydham Manor, Bishop's Castle, England, United Kingdom

This page contains specific information about pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) '15337', which can be found in the park of Lydham Manor in Bishop's Castle (county of Shropshire).

 

The Lydham Manor oak, in private grounds. The trunk is heavily burred, and it is growing very fast. Repeated measurements since 1940 indicate that the tree cannot be more than 300 years old, and may be no more than 250 - generally, oaks of this stature are assumed to be a thousand years old. The 2012 measurement was made by Rob Rowe for the Ancient Tree Hunt.

The girth of the tree, measured at a height of 1.50 m, is 13 m (2012, Ancient Tree Hunt (Rob Rowe)). Its height is not known.

 

https://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/gbr/england/shropshire/7605_lydhammanor/15337/

I'm surprised at that!  Many prominent people have talked about medieval wood pasture and have always claimed that this tree is a remnant of that.  I have/did have a ring from a fallen oak that had to be cleared that dated back to around 1700 give or take.  How they can give a similar age to a tree with  girth of 13m a similar age is beyond me!  Maybe the work I did gave it a new lease of life :-)

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6 minutes ago, Graham said:

I'm surprised at that!  Many prominent people have talked about medieval wood pasture and have always claimed that this tree is a remnant of that.  I have/did have a ring from a fallen oak that had to be cleared that dated back to around 1700 give or take.  How they can give a similar age to a tree with  girth of 13m a similar age is beyond me!  Maybe the work I did gave it a new lease of life :-)

yes the people who published that web page may not be hard core biologist types - I think they were trying to blame the burrs for an abnormally quick surge in girth

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Bristlecone Pine Tree in Inyo County, Eastern California. The growth rings on these trees are unbelievable. I'm sure they'd make some wonderful furniture!

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This was backstage at the timbersports event.  The black rolls are nothing more sinister than packaged lumps of wood for the spring board competition.

 

The spade isn't an air spade, don't know what thats doing there.


The Stihl barrier tape didn't have any measure markers on it so couldn't take a measurement of the circumference

 

Hope that all helps! 😁

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