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The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World | <em>Bowthorpe Oak Trunk</em>. Manthorpe, England, 2002. The legendary Bowthorpe Oak with its rugged bole, gnarled branches and a great spread of crown stands in a grassy meadow behind a stone farmhouse in Bourne, Lincolnshire.   | Credit: Beth Moon | From Wired.com

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

"BOWTHORPE OAK TRUNK" Manthorpe, England, The legendary Bowthorpe Oak with its rugged bole, gnarled branches and a great spread of crown stands in a grassy meadow behind a stone farmhouse in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

A SACRED TREE was known as a “bile” [bʲilʲə] in Old Irish.  It was often a sacred tree, of great age, growing over a holy well or fort. Five of them are described in the Dindsenchas, and one was an oak, which not only yielded acorns, but nuts and apples.

A SACRED TREE was known as a “bile” [bʲilʲə] in Old Irish. It was often a sacred tree, of great age, growing over a holy well or fort. Five of them are described in the Dindsenchas, and one was an oak, which not only yielded acorns, but nuts and apples.

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World | Devil's Pulpit. Chepstow, Wales, 2004. This tree growing on top of a pillar of rock, must have been covered with soil at some point, but hundreds of years of wind and rain have washed away the earth, challenging this resilient yew to find creative ways to survive.    Beth Moon  | WIRED.com

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The most amazing Ash tree, on the banks of the river Derwent in Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK. It is opposite the House where the poet Wordsworth and his sister grew up, and it would hve been an ancient tree even back then!

''The most amazing Ash tree, on the banks of the river Derwent in Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK. It is opposite the House where the poet Wordsworth and his sister grew up, and it would hve been an ancient tree even back then!

Stourhead Wiltshire England~ 400 year old Walnut tree~ one of many that line the drive to the Grand House at Stourhead

Stourhead Wiltshire England~ 400 year old Walnut tree~ one of many that line the drive to the Grand House at Stourhead

Photographer Beth Moon made a pilgrimage around the world to document the planet's most ancient trees.

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The Most Ancient Trees in The World - The Major's Oak (Edwinstowe, England). This tree has a girth of 33 feet, a weight of 23 tons and a age of years

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Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

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Crowhurst Yew - Beth Moon Photography

Portraits of Time © Beth Moon (ya gotta love this! Master Frodo and the gang certainly haunt this locale!

The Major oak in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

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The Major Oak; 1000 year old major oak tree in Sherwood forest, Nottinghamshire.

Beautiful . . . image credit: Thorsten Scheuermann

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