Historic Oaks

The Sacred Oak of Oley

In the center of Oley Valley in Pennsylvania stands a majestic old chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenburgii) known to many residents of the valley and to the Lenni Lenape tribal members as the Sacred Oak.

Byron's Oak at Newstead Abbey

The subject of the latest addition to our series on Historic Oaks may seem an odd choice, for all that remains of the tree is an ivy-covered stump in the grounds of an Abbey in Nottinghamshire, England. This stump, however, merits our attention, for thereby hangs not only a tale, but a poem.

The Wellington Oak at Combermere Abbey

An oak planted by the Duke of Wellington in 1820 is being propagated in honor of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

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