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Old Oak Tree

The Major Oak is a huge English oak tree near the village of Edwinstowe in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood's shelter where he and his merry men slept. It weighs an estimated 23 tons, has a girth of 33 feet (10 metres), and is about 800–1000 years old.[1] In June 2002, the Tree Council designated the Major Oak one of fifty Great British Trees in recognition of its place in the national heritage.

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The Major Oak of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England Estimated Age 1,000 years

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Major Oak by VJLF, via Flickr, the 1,000 year old oak in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, UK. Legend has it the Robin Hood and his men used this tree as a lookout

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from the Guardian

Secret Britain travel guide part one: stone circles and megaliths

Seahenge oak circle Holme-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk: Seahenge, which is also known as Holme I, was a prehistoric monument located in the village of Holme-next-the-Sea, near Old Hunstanton in the English county of Norfolk. A timber circle with an upturned tree root in the centre, Seahenge was apparently built in the 21st century BC, during the early Bronze Age in Britain, most likely for ritual purposes.

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^<3^ her "Majesty" (pedunculate oak '1720'). Fairy tale oak tree considered to be the mightiest and finest of all ancient trees in Britain. She is also considered the thickest tree in Britain, her trunk 13ft across with a circumference of 40ft when measured at chest height. She is over 500 years old & is entirely hollow inside, as is very often the case with old oak trees. #MajestyOak #QuercusRobur #PedunculateOak #FredvillePark #Kent #Nonington #OakTree #EnglishOak #OaksNice

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Helleborus × hybridus (Lenten rose) is a semi-evergreen perennial. Thrives in neutral to alkaline soils that are moist, fertile and humus-rich. Partial shade is ideal but can tolerate full sun. Provide shelter from strong, cold winds. Mulch annually in autumn. Hardy H4 uk.

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