Saturday, January 5, 2013

Can you trace your ancestors back to the time this tree was an acorn?

The Great Oak at Panshanger, by Thomas Medland
The Panshanger Oak was so impressive that in 1814  Thomas Medland painted it as a fine example of an oak tree and later published engravings of it. In 1841 Queen Victoria visited it to admire its immense size and the surpassing beauty of its growth, for which it has not its rival in the Kingdom. And it is still standing, the oldest maiden oak in the country, and is believed to be at least 600 years old.

For more about its history (including extracts from old newspapers) and recent pictures, see The Panshanger Oak.

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