SO6975 : The decaying Mawley Oak near Cleobury Mortimer

taken 4 years ago, near to Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, Great Britain

The decaying Mawley Oak near Cleobury Mortimer
The decaying Mawley Oak near Cleobury Mortimer, taken 4 years ago
This old oak tree was a notable landmark here for centuries until its collapse in 2001. It was of massive girth and possibly 300 years old - its massive girth due to a favourable position rather than ancient age. But its location may have sped up its demise. Rather than slowly laying down growth rings its accelerated growth and wide growth rings weakened it. It now lies here decaying slowly and no doubt supporting a veritable city of invertebrates, bugs, beetles, larvae etc etc.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6972 7566 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.6880N 2:26.7747W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6970 7566
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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