2009

NO0342 : The Birnam Oak

taken 15 years ago, near to Little Dunkeld, Perth And Kinross, Scotland

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The Birnam Oak
The Birnam Oak
This historic tree has associations with Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' as Malcolm's army camouflaged itself with branches from Birnam Wood, of which this is a survivor. It is very doubtful if this particular tree was alive at the time of the reputed battle in 1057, although it is certainly several centuries old and is exceedingly large for a sessile oak.

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Category: Tree
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Birnam Oak [8] · Birnam Wood [6] · Sessile Oak [2] Title Clusters: · The Birnam Oak [5] ·
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NO0342, 37 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Gordon Hatton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 April, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 032 421 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:33.6942N 3:34.5981W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 032 421
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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