I got hooked on the outlander series on netflix and it made me want to go visit the lands of stone castles again. Your picture does the same for me
Am I reading that right? 35 ft around the base? My next door neighbor had the largest oaks in the county and I could believe some big numbers.Thank you everyone for your kind words.
I'm also hooked on Outlander. Still waiting for Diana Gabaldon's latest book release and the new televised series in February.
Castle Leod (pronounced Loud) above is in the village of Strathpeffer not far from where I live. In the grounds there is a Spanish Sweet Chestnut tree planted for Mary of Guise, Mary Queen of Scots mother in 1550.
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It was humbling to see the sheer size of the old oaks here when they finally collapsed about 10 years apart. Charlie has a mexican fellow who helps him since (then) he was in his 80s and it took ever' 2 weeks to cut up the biggest one once the storm broke it over.Yes you are reading it right. 35ft around the base. It may be bigger now, that plaque as you can see is quite old and faded. I've just been checking out the tree's measurements, and more up to date sizing states that it's closer to 28ft girth. Perhaps I should go back and measure it myself.
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