SU0000 : Ancient oak in car park

taken 10 years ago, near to Wimborne Minster, Dorset, Great Britain

Ancient oak in car park
Ancient oak in car park
This fine tree is in Westfield Close car park, Wimborne, and is completely surrounded by tarmac. Its girth is 450 cms, indicating it was an acorn in the reign of Elizabeth I. Under good conditions, it would have another 450 years to live. But the tarmac prevents rain and nutrients getting to the roots, and will slowly choke the big tree. Just so people don't have far to walk to the shops.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 April, 2009
Category
Ancient trees   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 007 001 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.0276N 1:59.4520W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 008 001
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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