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Pedunculate oak in Sherwood Forest in Edwinstowe

There is one pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) in Sherwood Forest in Edwinstowe (county of Nottinghamshire).

This tree, called The Major Oak is a huge oak tree near the village of Edwinstowe in the heart of Sherwood Forest in England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood's shelter where he and his men slept.

Since the Victorian era its massive limbs have been partially supported by an elaborate system of scaffolding.

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@1 mGirth@1.5 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
200610.62 m?Jeroen Pater-
2010?10.62 mThe Tree Register of the British Isles-

The growth rate shown in the table shows the yearly average increase in girth since the last measurement. This value only gives an indication of the growth rate, since every measurement could be done at slightly different heights and during different periods of the year. Its height is exactly 16.00 m (Aug 1, 2009, laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder), Jeroen Philippona).

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Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) "1730"

Sherwood Forest, picture by Owen Munday

Sherwood Forest, picture by Jeroen Philippona

Sherwood Forest, picture by Marcin Floryan, 2006-12-03

The supporting scaffolding of its massive limbs is visible.

Sherwood Forest, picture by Jeroen Philippona

Sherwood Forest, picture by Owen Munday

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