We’re talking all about the most famous, strangest and unique trees that make up England and Wales. We’ve listed the most iconic trees, from astonishing oaks to stand-out sycamores – here are the top famous trees in England and Wales.
A mighty beast, the Bowthorpe Oak, in the heart of Lincolnshire is the grandest British Oak Tree in Europe. Over 1,000 years old, its trunk spreads more than an whopping 40ft in width. Today, Bowthorpe Oak serves many purposes; wildlife can take shelter, and humans have been known to throw the occasional shindig within the walls of the warped trunk. The nature lovers also come to Bowthorpe Farm just to visit the this famous tree, to admire at its immense girth and imagine all that it has seen, all those years ago.
The Flower of Kent tree
In 1687, Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity was one of the most significant moments in scientific history, and this apple tree is what made it all happen. Yes, this famous tree from which an apple fell to the ground and caused Newton to ask the question: ‘Why do apples always fall straight down to the ground?’ People have been visiting the tree ever since Newton’s time. A low willow barrier has been fitted around it to protect the root and give it some ‘breathing space’.