SE2869 : A sad end

taken 10 years ago, near to Studley Roger, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

A sad end
A sad end
The famous wild cherry [prunus avium] that has stood for centuries in Studley Park was dealt a mortal blow on January 25th 2008, when most of the surviving parts of the tree were snapped off in a severe gale. The tree had suffered damage in a similar storm in 2004, but had survived to bear blossom and leaf. Now there is little more than a stump and two limbs left. The tree can be seen in its full splendour in a book entitled 'The Heritage Trees of Britain and Northern Ireland'. See the other photo of this tree taken before the recent storm by Matthew Hatton.
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SE2869, 127 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2008   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 26 January, 2008
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Tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 280 697 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.3872N 1:34.3299W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 280 697
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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