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The Oak Tree

By the churchyard there is an Oak tree overlooking the town. It was an acorn around when Queen Anne was the ruler of Britian in 1710 and the tree is 310 years old. I found this out by measuring the girth of the tree which was 6.20m and divided it by 2, so that gave us the answer of 3.10 which meant it was 310 years old. It was here before the church was even built!

Then we recorded it on the Ancient Tree Inventory, which maps old and important trees to help protect them.

The tree’s veiw of Welshpool.
It has very thick bark.
The leaves are quite big and baby acorns are growing.