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430-year-old oak tree in Eddington to form part of Ancient Canopy honouring Queen’s platinum jubilee



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The veteran oak tree at Eddington has been chosen as part of a nationwide network of 70 ancient trees to be dedicated to the Queen in celebration of her platinum jubilee.

The Prince of Wales announced the trees will form part of a symbolic ‘Ancient Canopy’.

The veteran oak tree in Eddington. Picture: University of Cambridge (56421344)
The veteran oak tree in Eddington. Picture: University of Cambridge (56421344)

Eddington’s veteran oak, in Turing Way, is about 430 years old and is likely to have been seeded or planted around 1592, in the reign of Elizabeth.

It is the parish boundary tree between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council and sat in the site of the University of Cambridge-owned farm before work started on Eddington in 2013.

An ecology walking tour with ecologist Mike Dean will discuss the tree as part of Cambridge Nature Festival on Tuesday June 7.

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