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Magna Carta

Brian Muelaner and Alan Power

The Ankerwyke Tree and the Ancient Trees that Shaped our History

Event 311 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Brian Muelaner and Alan Power

The tree experts introduce the ancient yew at Runnymede, which may have been 1,700 years old when King John signed the Magna Carta under its branches in 1215; the existing Isaac Newton apple tree and other wonderful ancient trees from around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Power is head gardener at Stourhead. Muelaner is co-author of Ancient Trees of the National Trust.

Do you have a tree you need identifying?  Bring us a leaf or a photo and we’ll ask our experts Brian and Alan and The Woodland Trust’s tree guru Jill Butler. They’ll be at the Woodland Trust stall onsite during the day.

Price: £8.30