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Monumental trees in Cowdray Park in Midhurst

Here 8 trees are described in Cowdray Park in Midhurst (county of West Sussex).

Cowdray is a vast area that was a deer kamp during medieval times, and a lot of large, ancient trees can be found there. Concerning the many trees in Cowdray Park, the native trees that have been growing there for centuries are without doubt the most impressive.

Many old oaks and a few huge Sweet Chestnut trees are growing in Cowdray Park, like the Queen Elisabeth Oak and the "Cowdray Colossos" Sweet Chestnut.

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The trees

Location 1:

Specimen Girth Height
Queen Elizabeth Oak (sessile oak "1738") 12.60 m @ 1.50 m~ 8 m
Cowdray Colossus (sweet chestnut "1739") 12.30 m @ 1.30 m~ 26.50 m
Sessile oak (Quercus petraea) "12907" 10.40 m @ 40 cm ?
Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) "12918" 7.82 m @ 1.50 m ?
Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) "13050" 5.15 m @ 1.50 m ?
Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) "13049" 4.91 m @ 1.50 m ?
Common lime (Tilia × europaea) "3876" ? ?

In the private garden:

Specimen Girth Height
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) "15886" ~ 10.60 m @ 1.50 m~ 30 m

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In the private garden

Cowdray Park, picture by TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, 2011-07-30

The avenue at Cowdray Park. Originally planted in 1870, with many replacements since. The tallest trees are currently around 44m tall, and still growing.

Cowdray Park, picture by TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, 2011-07-30

The most shapely in the 1870 Sequoiadendron avenue - probably a younger replacement tree.

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Queen Elizabeth Oak (sessile oak "1738")

Cowdray Park, picture by Jeroen Philippona, 2007-04-16

Cowdray Park, picture by Tim B, 2007-04-16

The Queen Elisabeth Oak, one of England's most famous trees.

Cowdray Park, picture by Wim Brinkerink, 2013-06-20

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