Pontfadog Oak: 1,200-year-old tree toppled by winds


A 1,200-year-old tree reputed to be the oldest and one of the largest oaks in the UK, has been toppled by strong winds.

It is understood the Pontfadog Oak, which has been growing near Chirk in Wrexham since the year 802, was felled by gusts of around 59mph overnight on Wednesday.

The famous sessile oak tree had a girth of 42ft 5in (12.9m).

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