SZ0196 : Broadstone's oldest tree

taken 7 years ago, near to Broadstone, Poole, Great Britain

Broadstone's oldest tree
Broadstone's oldest tree, taken 7 years ago
An unusual grave in Broadstone Cemetery was restored by the A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund in 2000. It features a 7-foot (2.1 m) tall fossil tree trunk from Portland mounted on a block of Purbeck limestone.
Alfred Russel Wallace, OM, FRS (8 January 1823 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. He is best known for independently proposing a theory of evolution of species by natural selection that prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own theory jointly with Wallace in 1858.
The age of the tree is late Jurassic, about 150 million years old. The grave is located 50 metres beyond the main gate, on the right, very obvious.
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2010
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Geograph (Fourth Visitor for SZ0196)
Date Taken
Sunday, 11 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 July, 2010
Category
Fossil tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 013 961 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.8855N 1:58.9334W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 013 961
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