The Darwin Bicentennial Oak, two years on

Two years ago today, to mark Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden.

Having survived two unusually harsh Yorkshire winters, here is how the oak looks today:

The Darwin Bicentennial Oak, 2 years on

The Darwin Bicentennial Oak this morning

I have never watched an oak tree grown before, but it appears to be an extremely slow (albeit not particularly time-consuming) process.

Happy Darwin Day, everyone!

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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