The Fallen Tree, Richmond Park

VOTE for Richmond Park’s FALLEN TREE in England’s Tree of the Year 2019 competition, sponsored by The Woodland Trust.

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Voting closes 27 Sept 2019.

This tree is a perfect example of nature’s tenacity for life. Blown over in a great storm, the oak clung onto life with its last remaining roots and flourished despite its unusual position. Now its branches all grow from one side of the trunk, reaching upwards as if each one was a small tree.  It is a popular meeting point for friends, resting spot for walkers and picnic spot for families. Its rough bark has been worn smooth over years by the hundreds of children who have used its branches as a climbing frame.