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Home Old Trees in The Netherlands and Western Europe

The Big Tree, the biggest Oak of the Netherlands, near Laren, Gelderland.

The Netherlands is better known for its flowers as for old trees. Still there are quite a few beautiful and old trees in this small country, especially in the eastern part. The Dutch Tree Society
( De Bomenstichting ) keeps a register of old and monumental specimens. I'll show you some of them in the surroundings of my home-town Zutphen in the province of Gelderland on the next pages. 

In the second part you can see some of the oldest and biggest trees I visited in England as well as in continental Western and Central Europe. I have concentrated on native treespecies while they often have a historical importance for the countries and their people. Beside that they have most of the old interesting specimens.

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