Bowthorpe Oak

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Coordinates: 52°43′30.69″N 0°25′16.49″W / 52.7251917°N 0.4212472°W / 52.7251917; -0.4212472

The Bowthorpe Oak
The Bowthorpe Oak

Bowthorpe Oak in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England is perhaps England's oldest oak tree with an estimated age of over 1,000 years.

The tree can be found on Bowthorpe Park Farm and visitors are welcome throughout the year. The Bowthorpe Oak is also featured in the Guinness Book of Records and was filmed for a short TV documentary about its size – the tree has a girth of 12.30 metres (40 feet 4 inches) – and astounding longevity. It also appeared in the documentary Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor, hosted by George McGavin about the life of oak trees. The program investigated "the dramatic life of the oak tree - a species that makes extraordinary transformations as it meets the challenges of the four seasons".

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