Tortworth Chestnut

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    The famous Tortworth Chestnut, in Gloucestershire, was a landmark in the boundary records compiled in the reign of John, and was already known as the Great Chestnut of Tortworth in the days of Stephen. This is probably the most famous sweet chestnut in Britain. Because many of the branches of its huge twisted main trunk have rooted to become trees in their own right, it now looks like a small woodland.

    tintinian, lachance, Gaia6, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. guckstdu [deleted] 108 months ago | reply

      stunning tree, really. and you captured it great.

    2. Micky** 108 months ago | reply

      Very cool image, thanks for the history.

    3. G0Da 108 months ago | reply

      WOW. Very cool tree,

      Love Photography

    4. cloudgazer 108 months ago | reply

      Amazing tree ... also features in Meetings with Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham. He describes it as more like a waterfall than a tree!

    5. Balliolman 104 months ago | reply

      Very interesting! (Villages)

    6. -Valérie- 79 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the piece of history, nice picture an impressive tree.

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    7. brandon_s 79 months ago | reply

      Wow! If the tree were hollow, there'd be enough room to live in it.

    8. tengtan (catching up) 77 months ago | reply

      A fine nature study showing much of the qualities of this old tree.

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    9. christing-O- 77 months ago | reply

      wow, how many centuries ? ...
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    10. Lisa Burke Photography 68 months ago | reply

      Great tree. Thanks for including the background history!!
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    11. Nathalia Leinig 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful tree, and beautiful shot, thanks for sharing the history :)

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    12. Michele Mondora 68 months ago | reply

      Wonderful. Terrific chestnut.

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    13. GangaSunshine 68 months ago | reply

      I adore the stories that trees tell. this one is quite wise and expressive I see. i am listening with my eyes.(from the CARPE DIEM group)

    14. mroosa07 67 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful yet ugly tree.

    15. Skinceywoo 63 months ago | reply

      I used to play here as a child. Lots of snowdrops here in January I remember. Also, the biggest puffballs I have ever seen. Miss the West Country.

    16. Trish McGrath 55 months ago | reply

      stunning! beautiful tree, great shot!

    17. sarahsparkles2012 39 months ago | reply

      That old chestnut tree, I know it well...Used to play hide and seek there. played football with the puffballs...had our marriage blessed at St leonards and checked old tree still chestnuts...

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