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18th April 2013
The great Pontfadog Oak is lost
The Pontfadog Oak was the largest Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) in Wales (12.85m girth) and one of the oldest oak in northern Europe
Estimated to be over 1,000 years old the Pontfadog Oak fell during strong winds on the night of 18th April. Large cracks had been seen and following heavy snow falls the tree was in a vulnerable state...
Read a press release by the Woodland Trust: http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Wales-loses-its-oldest-oak-tree-the-Pontfadog-Oak-de3.aspx
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