This tree is called "Pontfadog Oak". A 18 April 2013 came this news:
"Today the 18th April 2013 The Pontfadog Oak sadly collapsed at 02:20am due to high winds. Rob McBride Tree hunter."
And a mail from David Alderman, director of the Tree Register:
"Not sure if you have heard but the champion Pontfadog Oak fell over in strong winds last night. The Woodland Trust press release has just gone out live.
Please circulate to others who may be interested. Jeroen Pater and Krystov I am sure visited the tree.
The girth of the tree is 12.90 m measured at a height of 1.50 m (2007, David Alderman, director of The Tree Register). Its height is around 11.00 m (2006, clinometer or tangent style (laser) hypsometer (e.g. Forestor Vertex), Jeroen Pater). This tree was planted around the year 1200 ± 200, which makes it around 813 ± 200 years old (Jeroen Philippona, Apr 19, 2013).
Growth rateThe girth was measured more than once:
|Year||Girth@1.3 m||Girth@1.5 m||Measurement||Growth rate|
|2006||13.38 m||?||Jeroen Pater||-|
|2007||?||12.90 m||David Alderman, director of The Tree Register||-|