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lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 15:22:02

Is anyone involved with this?

It looks like it could be an interesting holiday project.

TooTicky Wed 25-Jul-07 20:27:17

Wow! That sounds interesting. How old does a tree have to be to be ancient?

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:05:59

I'm not sure, but it tells you that you need to measure the girth and then they can work it out.

It conjures up some lovely images and the trees on the web site are beautiful.

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 21:13:22

Lionheart I am trying but the map thing keeps busting

it looks fab and well worth being involved in

Cammelia Wed 25-Jul-07 21:18:59

I've got a holm oak in my garden

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:19:00

I got to it via The Woodland Trust. perhaps it works better if you take a different route.

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:21:11

Get your tape measure out, Cammelia.

Cammelia Wed 25-Jul-07 21:23:09

Not in the dark, I'll give it a go tomorrow

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 21:25:07

I just can't get the map to work, at all

whinge whinge

there is an absolutely fabulous cedar of lebanon near me.

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:28:01

Cammelia Wed 25-Jul-07 21:30:01

This is very interesting i've also got a very old Yew and quite a few others such as a couple of tulip trees. I know some of them are up to 300 years old.

I will be out measuring them with dd tomorrow

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:32:28

That's great.

Blandmum Wed 25-Jul-07 21:33:36

Mt brother has a rather fine Ginko. Now that is a sentence you don't find yourslef typing very often!

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:34:13

They have a "Tree of the Moment".

Cammelia Wed 25-Jul-07 21:34:32

Is is ancient though mb

Blandmum Wed 25-Jul-07 21:35:25

well, bro is quite old!

Ginkos are not that common in the UK though, so he is very prod of it!

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:36:18

Ask him if he'll measure it (I bet he's never been asked that before).

Cammelia Wed 25-Jul-07 21:36:41

Ah that's not a million miles from my neck of the woods [pun emoticon]

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 21:38:41

Oh we have a gingko near us - I have just discovered what it is this month

ds kept asking "what IS that funny tree called?" until my friend looked it up for us

Blandmum Wed 25-Jul-07 21:41:13

when he told me he had a ginko he said, 'Motile sperm in a dieocious tree, that is rare that it!'

And I thought, I bet we are about the only brother and sister round these parts who have conversations like this

He's great , my bro. Hes a biology teacher as well, but better than me at all the plant stuff!

Cammelia Wed 25-Jul-07 21:43:01

We used to have a weeping willow, when dd was a baby we put her under it in her pram, there was a stream in my garden many moons ago. The tree died and had to be cut down

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:46:31

MB, that must be right.

I love the sound of the weeping willow, Cammelia, it would be lovely to sleep under one.

lionheart Wed 25-Jul-07 21:50:08

Ancient seems to be defined as a fat tree that makes you go, "Wow", TooT.

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 22:04:38

Cammelia we had a weeping willow in our front garden when I was a girl. I used to spend hours hiding under it reading books and drawing. My parents cut it down because "it blocked out light"

TooTicky Wed 25-Jul-07 23:02:57

Well, will definitely look out for fat wow trees

Nice to get dcs to hold hands round a big tree and see if we can get right round. Saw hooge redwood last year.

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