10 of Europe's most remarkable trees

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European trees
credit: Tracey Williams

The Brimmon Oak, Wales, UK

Oh this pulchritudinous pedunculate oak! This Quercus robur in Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK is over 500 years old and has been tended to by one family for generations. However this majestic creature was threatened with by the ax several years back when it was deemed to be in the way of a new bypass. Thank goodness for farmer (and tree hero) Mervyn Jones, who campaigned diligently to save the tree – in the end, the bypass was rerouted. Who would chop down a 500-year old tree for a road?? What folly. But now the Brimmon Oak can continue on with its beautiful legacy.

INDEX: Oak Józef | Brimmon Oak | Lime Tree at Lipka | Céron Park Rain Tree | Sycamore Gap Tree | Holm Oak | Nasalevtsi Church Sessile Oak | "Ding Dong" Tree | Plane Tree from Slovakia | Spanish Aprisquillo Pine

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