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The Ancient Cadzow Oaks of Chatelherault.

By Tooma
"The Ancient Cadzow Oaks are located at the High Parks in Chatelherault. Some of the trees are nearly 800 years old; dating them as far back as when King Robert The Bruce Reigned.
The most beautiful and enchanting examples of the oaks can be seen at the Earthwork remains of a Small Prehistoric Promontory Fort which is a short distance away from the ¬“Castle In The Wood Of Hamilton¬” (Cadzow Castle).
The trees in this area are what's left of the most ancient surviving oak woodland in Scotland. Tree ring analysis dates them to the 1460¬’s which, roughly corresponds with the date that the Deer Park was created. And, this was a decade after the Old Collegiate Church at the Low Parks was formed.
Written by
Hamilton Historian
Terence (Terry) Murphy."

Tags: Hamilton Historical Oak trees Landscape and travel Chatelherault Country Park Ancient trees history of Hamilton Cadzow Oaks

Voters: taggart, FrancisChiles, Daisymaye and 23 more

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taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
29 May 2020 2:46AM
Fabulous images of the elderly trees--WOW! I like the first version, mono. a good choice!
29 May 2020 3:17AM
Wonderful images of these ancient Oaks.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
29 May 2020 4:14AM
They've stood the test of time. Amazing. Great set.
PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
29 May 2020 9:49AM
Wonderful set of nature at its best Tom. I have an oak tree in my garden which is over 130 years old and has a circumference of 10 feet so just a sapling by comparison.
mac Plus
18 8 Scotland
29 May 2020 10:28AM
I wonder what stories they could tell? I like the close-up of the rings in the cross-section, I wonder how long it would take to count them? Your image conveys a great feeling of age for the tree with nice tones especially in the mono version.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
29 May 2020 5:55PM
A beast of an ancient tree !! Well seen. Lovely shapes, colours and textures...
Excellent photography... Isabel GrinGrin
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
30 May 2020 3:56AM
If only they could talk !!! Beautiful captures of these ancient trees Tom ( would be great for a movie background or model shoot ) .

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