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Pedunculate Oak at SX27627329

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Tim Kellett
16/11/2015 16:10
Neil Hunter
SX27627329
15 January 2008
England
Cornwall
Pedunculate Oak  
8m 23cm  
1m 52cm  

The Darley Oak

Private - not visible from public access (permission required to view)  
Maiden
Standing
Alive
  • Domestic garden
  • Other
Ancient tree
Ancient Tree Hunt Project (HLF)
  • Evidence of
  • Lichen
  • Moss
  • Decaying wood in the crown
  • Holes or water pockets
  • Hollowing trunk
   

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Tree Blog

Much of the western half of the tree has apparently collapsed since the 1933 measurement. In 1988 Alan Mitchell recorded 660cm girth - making it still the biggest oak found in Cornwall (so far). Seven steps lead up into the hollow interior.
Posted by Owen Johnson on 16 October 2008