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oak tree believed to be 1000 years old

after a few hundred years normal growth, English oak trees introduce substances to recycle the brittle heartwood and leave the tree hollow. The outer shell is then structurally stronger to resist wind forces and carries on in a modified form for a few hundred more years

All that is on clay-marl soils where it is the dominant species; on lime soils it dies much earlier

Nikon D80
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