Bartlett Tree Research Lab's English Oak

SPECIES: Quercus robur DIAMETER: 41" ORIGINAL TREASURE TREE: Yes

Tree Location

Address:

13768 Hamilton Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

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Coordinates:

35.075347
-80.996218

 

History

The English oak has assumed the status of a national emblem in England. This has its origins in the oak tree at Boscobel House, where the future King Charles II hid from his Parliamentarian pursuers in 1650 during the English Civil War; the tree has since been known as the Royal Oak. This event was celebrated nationally on 29 May as Oak Apple Day, which is continued to this day in some communities. ‘The Royal Oak’ is the third most popular pub name in Britain (541 in 2007) and has been the name of eight major Royal Navy warships. The naval associations are strengthened by the fact that oak was the main construction material for sailing warships. The Royal Navy was often described as ‘The Wooden Walls of Old England’ (a paraphrase of the Delphic Oracle) and the Navy’s official quick march is "Heart of Oak". Furthermore, the oak is the most common woodland tree in England. An oak tree has been depicted on the reverse of the pound coin (the 1987 and 1992 issues) and a sprig of oak leaves and acorns is the emblem of the National Trust. 

-Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_robur 

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