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A 1,000- year -old field elm( Ulmus minor ) has won the title of European Tree of the Year. Known as the Old Elm, it is a well known landmark in the town of Sliven & features on the town’s coat of arms. Meanwhile, a Douglas Fir
(Pseudotsuga menziesii) in a glen near Inverness has been named the tallest conifer in Europe at 66.4m(218ft).
(From the RHS magazine, May edition). There is a nice little video when you google The Old Elm, Bulgaria. Only the glen is shown with Scotland’s tallest trees.

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thanks for the info Feverfew. I love old trees. We have a couple of 250+ yr old oak trees in the grounds where I work. So mere youngsters compared to these.

26 May, 2014

 

I love old trees too :) There are some old oaks near here - wonderful things.

26 May, 2014

 

I agree, Hywel & Sbg. We have quite a few old oaks in Surrey. I notified The woodland trust of their location, when they were doing their survey of Britain's ancient trees.

27 May, 2014

 

I also love the majestic old trees Feverfew.

27 May, 2014

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