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Sep. 26th, 2010 | 10:25 pm
posted by: keswindhover in buried_in_green

I visited Waverley Abbey in Surrey today. There are romantic ruins there, but the highlight of the site was at the very edge of things:



Hmm, you say - a nice yew tree, admittedly, but so what? Well, note the strange way that the roots are lifted out of the ground:





For an explanation you have to go round the back, where you will see this:



And from another angle:



The yew tree is growing on the wall of what was the church of Waverley Abbey. Since that was dissolved by Henry VIII, and then probably took a while to fall into ruin, I would say the tree is about 300-400 years old.

Pretty, ain't it?

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niyabinghi

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from: niyabinghi
date: Sep. 26th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that is so beautiful and amazing, thanks for posting!
Would love to go exploring around the roots! (carefully, of course)

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moucho_blasto

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from: moucho_blasto
date: Sep. 26th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
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an LJ cut would be nice.

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Keswindhover

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from: keswindhover
date: Sep. 26th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
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Ta.

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Julie

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from: jesuslovesbono
date: Sep. 26th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
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i like it! and i love that this tree is so old!

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aunty_kreist

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from: aunty_kreist
date: Sep. 27th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
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Now that is beyond creepy. ;) It reminds me of the Headless Horseman's tree in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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meschatsetmoi

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from: meschatsetmoi
date: Sep. 27th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
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That is AWESOME! I wish I could look at it in reality. Thanks for posting this!

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from: anonymous
date: Jul. 28th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
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I just love trees and specially if they have beautiful roots like that. I can spend hours looking at them. Thanks for the pictures Kerri-Leigh and for looking up the info.

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