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Heritage Ash - Swineshead Wood, Swineshead, Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 17.415 W 000° 26.496
30U E 674482 N 5796404
Quick Description: This very old Ash Tree is marked as a Heritage Tree and is 200-250 years old.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 12:17:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM3QXM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 27

Long Description:
In the depths of the Woodland Trust's Swineshead Wood stands this magnificent tree. It is very unusual to see an Ash of this age still alive. Despite some disease at the base, the tree is just about coming into to leaf now (Spring 2008). There are a few suckers from the base of the tree which perhaps will, in time, replace the older trunk. It stands tall amongst the other younger trees providing a canopy of green in the summer months.

Thanks to The Woodland Trust for giving us this information.
Genus/Species: Fraxinus (Ash)

Height: 70

Girth: 16

Method of obtaining height: Sighting along a 45 degree angle

Method of obtaining girth: Arm reaching

Location type: Other public property

Age: 250

Historical significance:
Part of the ancient woodland of Bedfordshire which is now restricted to only Swineshead and Spanoak Woods in these parts.

Website reference: [Web Link]

Walk time: 20

Planter: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable.
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