SW4429 : Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) in the Tree Fern Pit at Trewidden Garden

taken 9 years ago, near to Tremethick Cross, Cornwall, Great Britain

Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) in the Tree Fern Pit at Trewidden Garden
Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) in the Tree Fern Pit at Trewidden Garden
This large hollow is evidence of some of the earliest tin workings in Cornwall.
The mine and the surrounding hummocky landscape (The Burrows), was known as Trewidden Bal. Unusual flat beds of tin were worked to some depth and it is thought that mining started in Roman Times. Today the pit is home to one of the largest groups of Dicksonia antarctica (Australian Tree Fern), in the Northern Hemisphere; they were some of the first to be introduced into Britain, brought to Cornwall by Treseders Nurseries over 100 years ago. The brown foliage is evidence of frost damage during the recent very cold spell, unusual for this area, but it is likely that the trees will recover.
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Wednesday, 18 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 20 February, 2009
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Trees > Trees   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 442 295 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 442 296
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