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Allerton Oak

 

 

 

 

 

The Allerton tree is a 1000 year old oak that was at one time used as the site of a courthouse, due to this it is referenced in the Doomsday Book. Interestingly back in 1864 a huge cache of gunpowder Exploded on a ship that was moored on the River Mersey at Monks Ferry, this is a distance just shy of 5 miles! Despite a distance of over 2 miles the blast caused a huge split in the oak, thankfully it survived. The tree won the 2019 ‘Tree of the Year’ award from the UK, National Trust.

Here’s a vertical composition.