Oldest Taxus in De Steeg, Gelderland, Nederland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Heva
N 52° 01.113 E 006° 03.547
32U E 298211 N 5767184
Quick Description: The oldest Taxus in the Netherlands
Location: Gelderland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 11/7/2021 9:15:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM158D5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 3

Long Description:
The tree is in the front garden of one of the houses on the Brantsenpark street in De Steeg. There is a pole in front with information about the tree. A hole has been cut out of the tree, so you cab see that the tree is partly hollow. The tree is on the street and you can see it up close.
Genus/Species: Taxaceae

Height: 43

Girth: 12

Method of obtaining height: Clinometer

Method of obtaining girth: Tape

Location type: Private property

Age: 350

Historical significance:
Not much history is known about this 300-400 years old Taxus tree. Taxus trees are nowadays often planted as hedges, but can become very old as solitary when they are given the peace and space. For example, Taxus trees of 1000 years and older are known in Normandy and England.


Website reference: [Web Link]

Planter: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Walk time: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
A closeup picture of your GPS receiver in your hand, with the tree in the background, is required. If the tree is on private property, this closeup photograph with the tree in the background may be taken from the nearest public vantage point without actually going to the tree.
The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable.
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