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US News Wood you believe it? 1,000-year-old gnarled oak that was mentioned in the Domesday Book is named Britain's Tree Of The Year

08:50  23 october  2019
08:50  23 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The 1000- year - old Allerton Oak in Calderstones Park, Liverpool, will represent the UK in the European Tree of the Year contest which begins in February. Wood you believe it ? The tree has a colourful history - it is mentioned in the Domesday Book and local legend tells of a medieval court, known as

Domesday Book is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror.

a person standing next to a tree: The 1000-year old Allerton Oak (pictured) in Calderstones Park, Liverpool, will represent the UK in the European Tree of the Year contest which begins in February © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 1000-year old Allerton Oak (pictured) in Calderstones Park, Liverpool, will represent the UK in the European Tree of the Year contest which begins in February

A tree so old it was mentioned in the Domesday book has been voted England's 'tree of the year'.

The 1000-year old, gnarled, sprawling Allerton Oak in Liverpool, will now represent the UK in the European Tree of the Year contest which begins in February.

a large tree in a forest: The beloved tree (pictured) received more than 34 per cent of the 11,000 votes cast in the annual competition, run by the Woodland Trust © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The beloved tree (pictured) received more than 34 per cent of the 11,000 votes cast in the annual competition, run by the Woodland Trust

The tree received more than 34 per cent of the 11,000 votes cast in the annual competition, run by the Woodland Trust.

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It acquired the name ‘ Domesday Book ’ because of the huge amount of information that was contained in it . Indeed, it was noted by an observer of the survey that “there The Domesday Book is actually not one book but two. The first volume (Great Domesday ) contains the final summarized

A giant oak tree believed to pre-date the Norman Conquest of 1066 has been crowned England' s The Allerton Oak received 34% of more than 11, 000 votes and will compete in the 2020 European The suburb of Allerton was mentioned in William the Conqueror' s Domesday Book - the register of

Members of the public were asked to nominate trees with fascinating stories and select from a shortlist.

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Among stories told about the tree in Calderstones Park, one thousand years ago the area had no courthouse, so trials were conducted beneath its branches.

During World War II, messages for troops serving overseas were left in its branches.

a large tree in a forest: There are separate winners from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but the Allerton Oak has been chosen to represent the UK as a whole © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited There are separate winners from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but the Allerton Oak has been chosen to represent the UK as a whole

The Colchester Castle Sycamore, growing on the walls of the Essex stronghold, came second while the mythical Dragon Tree on the Isle of Wight was a 'close third'.

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A 1 , 000 - year - old hollow oak , reputed to have hidden Robin Hood from the Sheriff of Nottingham, has been voted England’ s tree of the year . Named not after its size but after Major Hayman Rooke, a local historian who described it in 1790, there is considerable debate over its precise age.

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There are separate winners from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but the Allerton Oak has been chosen to represent the UK as a whole.

So far no British tree has scooped the top prize at European level, although Wales's Brimmon Oak has come close, earning second place in 2017.

a large tree in a forest: The Allerton Oak was first mentioned in William the Conqueror's Domesday Book of 1086. The local court used to meet under its branches in medieval times as they had no courthouse © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Allerton Oak was first mentioned in William the Conqueror's Domesday Book of 1086. The local court used to meet under its branches in medieval times as they had no courthouse

Award-winning horticulturist and TV personality David Domoney, who has supported the competition throughout, said: 'Working with the Woodland Trust on its Tree of the Year campaign is a real pleasure.

'The entrants this year have been outstanding and illustrate perfectly the unique nature of our native trees.

a stone castle next to a brick building with Colchester Castle in the background: The Colchester Castle Sycamore in Essex, which came in second place, was planted by the mayor's daughter to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, according to local lore © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Colchester Castle Sycamore in Essex, which came in second place, was planted by the mayor's daughter to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, according to local lore

'I wish the tree the best of luck as it enters the European Tree of the Year competition. Please vote for the British tree.'

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The tree — named Adonis after the Greek god of beauty, youth and desire — took root in A.D. 941, when the Vikings were still raiding along European coastlines. For instance, living in a churchyard of the Llangernyw village in North Wales, the Llangernyw Yew is estimated to be at least 4, 000 years old .

" It was always a working tree , pollarded or pruned for its wood . It was part of the community. It was mentioned by George Borrow on his journey across Wales in 1862 but, like most other ancient trees Last year a group from the Ancient Tree Forum visited Pontfadog and, seeing it was vulnerable to a

The tree has a colourful history - it is mentioned in the Domesday Book and local legend tells of a medieval court, known as a Hundred Court, that met under its branches as local officials had no courthouse.

a tree in a forest: The central of three trees at Bryanston School, Dorset, this specimen stands nearly 164ft (50m) tall, just a little shorter than Nelson’s Column, making it the tallest broadleaf tree in the UK and one of the tallest in Europe. Its height was confirmed in 2015 when school pupils - with the help of professional climbing equipment - scaled it to take measurements © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The central of three trees at Bryanston School, Dorset, this specimen stands nearly 164ft (50m) tall, just a little shorter than Nelson’s Column, making it the tallest broadleaf tree in the UK and one of the tallest in Europe. Its height was confirmed in 2015 when school pupils - with the help of professional climbing equipment - scaled it to take measurements

Liverpool City Council is working in partnership with the Mersey Forest to preserve the Allerton Oak.

The council has already invested around £70,000 this year, but the value of the tree is 'conservatively estimated' at more than £500,000.

a tree in a parking lot: The last surviving cork oak from a plantation planted by the Cork manufacturing company more than a century ago in London. This tree flourishes at a major junction on London’s North Circular road despite being surrounded by retail warehouses and buffeted by road pollution, showing how nature and trees can thrive even in adverse urban environments © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The last surviving cork oak from a plantation planted by the Cork manufacturing company more than a century ago in London. This tree flourishes at a major junction on London’s North Circular road despite being surrounded by retail warehouses and buffeted by road pollution, showing how nature and trees can thrive even in adverse urban environments

Adam Cormack, Woodland Trust head of campaigning, said: 'The Allerton Oak is a spectacular example of a city tree.

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It ’ s no wonder that this cobbled-street gem in the heart of York has been given such a title, as it is the keeper of a The street’ s long existence has been confirmed by its first mention in the Domesday Book of 1086, a manuscript ordered Besides being the name of the popular York street, the word

'Trees are an important part of the urban landscape helping to make our towns and cities better places to live. We are keen to increase understanding of their value and promote their protection.

a large tree in a field: This fallen oak in Richmond Park, London, which was blown over in a storm, managed to cling to life with its last remaining roots and flourish in an usual position. All of its branches grow from one side of the trunk, each reaching up like a small tree, and its bark has been worn smooth by children using it as a climbing frame over the years © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited This fallen oak in Richmond Park, London, which was blown over in a storm, managed to cling to life with its last remaining roots and flourish in an usual position. All of its branches grow from one side of the trunk, each reaching up like a small tree, and its bark has been worn smooth by children using it as a climbing frame over the years

'We are currently working with partners to help increase tree cover in the city and make Liverpool a greener place to live.'

A sycamore growing on a castle's walls and the Isle of Wight's mythical Dragon Tree: The 'Tree of the Year' 2019 runners up

a group of giraffe standing next to a tree: The Dragon oak in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, is the carcass of a winged beast that turned to wood when it was slain by a knight, according to legend. However, conservationists have suggested its unique shape originates from when it was blown over in a storm and then re-rooted itself © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Dragon oak in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, is the carcass of a winged beast that turned to wood when it was slain by a knight, according to legend. However, conservationists have suggested its unique shape originates from when it was blown over in a storm and then re-rooted itself Ten trees across the UK were shortlisted for the chance to be named England's 'tree of the year' in September.

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The Domesday Book was a survey designed to record everything that people owned in England. It was ordered by William the Conqueror (the winner of Another reason may have been that William wanted to disperse the burden of paying for the mercenaries William employed in the war more evenly.

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Oaks dominated the list, such as Liverpool's winning Allerton Oak, which may have been growing since the Norman Conquest, while other trees include a London plane almost as tall as Nelson's Column and a sycamore that has grown on a castle's walls for 200 years.

a large tree: This twisted Scots pine in Thetford, Norfolk, has bent round in a loop as it has grown. It is thought that the tree, in a small area of woodland south of Thetford, has performed this feat entirely naturally, bent down by wind or snow and then reaching towards the light once the pressure was lifted © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited This twisted Scots pine in Thetford, Norfolk, has bent round in a loop as it has grown. It is thought that the tree, in a small area of woodland south of Thetford, has performed this feat entirely naturally, bent down by wind or snow and then reaching towards the light once the pressure was lifted

The Isle of Wight's legendary Dragon Tree, which myths claim is a winged beast that turned to wood after it was slain by a valiant knight, came in third place. Fallen Tree in Richmond Park, an oak which has sprouted back to life despite being felled in a storm, also made the top ten.

The last remaining cork tree from a plantation, that was planted by the Cork manufacturing company more than a century ago in London's North Circular, also made the list.

a close up of a tree: This yew in Kingley Vale Great Yew, Chichester, West Sussex, is one of the oldest trees in the UK, having graced the South Downs for thousands of years. Its large, with arching boughs that form an impressive canopy © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited This yew in Kingley Vale Great Yew, Chichester, West Sussex, is one of the oldest trees in the UK, having graced the South Downs for thousands of years. Its large, with arching boughs that form an impressive canopy

Others included the Drive Oak in Gloucester, which has guarded the entrance to Wick Court farm for hundreds of years. It may even have been there when Elizabeth I came from Berkeley Castle having been reprimanded for killing too many stags. 

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The Colchester Castle Sycamore in Essex, which came in second place, was planted by the mayor's daughter to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, according to local rumour.

Growing on top of Colchester Castle's south-east tower for around 200 years, it had to be removed in 1985 for wall repairs, but it survived and was put back into its original position in 1987.

a tree in front of a brick building: The Drive Oak in Gloucester has guarded the entrance to Wick Court farm for hundreds of years. It may even have been there when Elizabeth I came from Berkeley Castle having been reprimanded for killing too many stags. Now children come to stay from inner-city primary schools, and study the oak as part of a bird survey © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Drive Oak in Gloucester has guarded the entrance to Wick Court farm for hundreds of years. It may even have been there when Elizabeth I came from Berkeley Castle having been reprimanded for killing too many stags. Now children come to stay from inner-city primary schools, and study the oak as part of a bird survey

Adam Cormack, head of campaigning at the Woodland Trust, said ahead of the vote: 'The Tree of the Year competition is all about highlighting and celebrating the nation's most remarkable and special trees. 

'We have a fantastic number of ancient and veteran trees and many notable urban trees.

'Trees across the country are constantly under threat of felling due to inappropriate developments.

a group of people in a park: The Addison's oak in Bristol was planted to commemorate the launch of the city's public housing scheme by Dr Christopher Addison MP, who was responsible for the 1919 Housing and Town Planning Act. This led to the first council houses being built to provide 'homes fit for heroes' returning from the First World War © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Addison's oak in Bristol was planted to commemorate the launch of the city's public housing scheme by Dr Christopher Addison MP, who was responsible for the 1919 Housing and Town Planning Act. This led to the first council houses being built to provide 'homes fit for heroes' returning from the First World War

'The Tree of the Year competition is all about helping to raise the profile of trees in order to offer them better protection.

'All of our shortlisted trees look amazing and each of them has a wonderful story to tell. We're sure that the public will show their passion and get behind their favourite.'

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