NO0342 : The Birnam Oak

taken 9 years ago, near to Little Dunkeld, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

The Birnam Oak
The Birnam Oak
Leaveless in winter this famous tree doesn't look special but it is over 1,000 years old. It is the last survivor of Birnam Wood featuring in 'McBeth' by Shakespeare when camouflaged by branches from these trees Malcolm's army marched to McBeth's camp at Dunsinnane 14 miles to the SE. It is thought that Shakespeare learned of this tale when in the area with a party of strolling players. Appropriately for such an elderly veteran the lower branches are now supported on crutches. The tree has a girth of 24 feet.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009
Category
Tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 0321 4217 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:33.6889N 3:34.5881W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 0322 4209
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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