Friday, 19 April 2013

Pontfadog Oak - then there were just 73

74 trees made it into Heritage Trees Wales but unfortunately only 73 remain standing; the Pontfadog Oak came crashing down in high winds this week. If that was the oldest tree in Wales, supposedly growing since AD 802, what is the oldest tree today? But then again, maybe it’s not dead yet. There have been suggestions of trimming the top and propping it up. If you missed seeing it in the flesh, you can still read about it in this beautiful book and in this BBC news item.

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