Darwin Bicentennial Oak update

On 12th February this year, Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden.

At the time, I wondered whether the tree would survive the winter snows in which it was so ceremoniously planted. I am delighted to report that it seems to be doing extremely well—although, sadly, I will not live to see it reach its full towering majesty.

The Darwin Bicentennial Oak

The Darwin Bicentennial Oak

English oaks like to take their time.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.


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