It’s hard to believe that something as simple as a tree could rise to fame- however sometimes it’s the most bizarre things that people find interesting. Here at Ashley Tree Services, our specialities involve anything and everything to do with trees. In this blog, we’re going to go over some of history’s most famous trees…

  1. The Ankerwycke Yew is an ancient tree that has lived for a very long time. Located in Berkshire, it stands close to Runnymede on the banks of the Thames and this tree is shockingly over 1000 years old. In fact, it was still standing in 1215 when King John of England signed the Magna Carta not far too away.
  2. The Dark Hedges is a name given to an avenue of beech trees in County Antrum, Northern Ireland. The history behind them dates all the way back to the 1700’s when the Stuart family planted them alongside the entrance to their mansion. At the start, there were around 150 trees however only 90 remain now.
  3. Sir Issac Newton came up with the theory of gravity after he watched an apple fall from a tree at his own home in Lincolnshire. There is a sapling from that very tree which was formed from a graft and the famous plant now stands in Shanghai, China.

It’s strange to think that some of the trees we walk past on a daily basis may hold such a rich history which is why the team here at Ashley Tree Services love educating our readers on all things tree related! Check out our website today to find out more information about the tree services we offer or get in contact with best tree surgeon in Manchester today!