Big Tree Oele, Netherlands

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Big Tree Oele, Netherlands

Post by edfrank » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:55 pm

Arie Pieters in Groene Monumenten

The "big tree Oele 'is no more. Around 1930 he seems to have been felled by a tornado. The oak was at that time one of the thickest of the Netherlands with its circumference of almost 7 meters. He was probably between 300-400 years old. (Source:
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