. 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 . ^g. 1597.), at 8 ft. from ground, exceeds28 ft. in girt; and it contains above 1400 ft. of timber. Stately(Jig. 1598.) has a clear stem 70 ft. hig

. 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 . ^g. 1597.), at 8 ft. from ground, exceeds28 ft. in girt; and it contains above 1400 ft. of timber. Stately(Jig. 1598.) has a clear stem 70 ft. hig 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 . ^g. 1597.), at 8 ft. from ground, exceeds28 ft. in girt; and it contains above 1400 ft. of timber. Stately(Jig. 1598.) has a clear stem 70 ft. high, and 18 ft. in girt attf% f »3 4 ft. from the ground. Beauty M^rZ^^i^.&^-^hi , is not so high, and is only^ 16 ft. in girt at 4 ft. from the ^^^m^^MS^^^^I^^^^ ground. Fishers Oak, about ^ ~ ? - • ^ ? 17 miles from London, on the Tunbridge Road, is said byMartyn to have been of enor-mous bulk. The part of the1597 trunk now remaining is 24 ft. in compass. When King James made a progress that way, a schoolmaster in the neighbourhood, and all his scholars, dressed in oaken garlands, came out of this tree in greatnumbers, and entertained the king with an oration. There is a tradition atTunbridge Wells, that 13 men, on horseback, were once sheltered within thistree. Sir Philip Sydneys Oak, at Penshurst (fg. 1599.), is thus mentionedbv Ben Jonson : — That taller tree, of which the nut was setAt his great birth, where all the Muses met.. 1596

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