. Arboretum et fruticetum Britannicum; or, The trees and shrubs of Britain, native and foreign, hardy and half-hardy, pictorially and botanically delineated, and scientifically and popularly described; with their propagation, culture, management, and uses in the arts, in useful and ornamental plantations, and in landscape-gardening; preceded by a historical and geographical outline of the trees and shrubs of temperate climates throughout the world . CHAP. CV, CORYLACE^. QUERCUS. 1769. 1612 passion for relics; and a huge bulk of timber, consisting of many loads, wastaken away in handfuls. Sever

. Arboretum et fruticetum Britannicum; or, The trees and shrubs of Britain, native and foreign, hardy and half-hardy, pictorially and botanically delineated, and scientifically and popularly described; with their propagation, culture, management, and uses in the arts, in useful and ornamental plantations, and in landscape-gardening; preceded by a historical and geographical outline of the trees and shrubs of temperate climates throughout the world . CHAP. CV, CORYLACE^. QUERCUS. 1769. 1612 passion for relics; and a huge bulk of timber, consisting of many loads, wastaken away in handfuls. Sever Stock Photo
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. Arboretum et fruticetum Britannicum; or, The trees and shrubs of Britain, native and foreign, hardy and half-hardy, pictorially and botanically delineated, and scientifically and popularly described; with their propagation, culture, management, and uses in the arts, in useful and ornamental plantations, and in landscape-gardening; preceded by a historical and geographical outline of the trees and shrubs of temperate climates throughout the world . CHAP. CV, CORYLACE^. QUERCUS. 1769. 1612 passion for relics; and a huge bulk of timber, consisting of many loads, wastaken away in handfuls. Several saplings were raised, in different parts ofthe country, from its acorns, one of which grew near St Jamess Palace, where Marlborough House now stands ; and there was another in the BotanicGarden, Chelsea. The former has been long since felled ; and of the lattereven the recollection seems now almost lost. {Alart. Mill.) The Swilcar Lawn Oak {Jiii, . 1612.), in NcedwoodForest, measures 34-ft. in circumference near the ground, though it is supposed to be 1000 years old, and is known ?:^by historical documents to have been a large tree morethan 600 years : it is still in a growing state. Struttstates that, about 1830, it measured, at 6 ft. from theground, 21 ft. +^ in. in circumference; and that 5+ yearsbefore, when measured at the same height from theground, it girted only 19 ft. This oak is celebrated inMundys poem of Xcedwood Forest, and by Dr. Darwin. In Bagots Park, near B

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