Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Pontfadog Oak

Pontfadog, a small town in the Ceiriog Valley some 4 miles from Chirk, was in the news a couple of years ago for the sad loss of the Pontfadog Oak. Known as "The National Tree of Wales" - a Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) which was estimated to be between 1,181 and 1,628 years old (in 1996).

The Pontfadog Oak shortly after being blown over.

The oak in better days.
Sadly the tree has now been removed altogether, and I could find no trace on a recent visit.

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