The World’s Oldest Trees – Sentinels of St. Edwards

Sentinels - England

 Sentinels of St. Edwards, Stow-on-the-Wold, England, 2005.

Not much is known about the trees. It is presumed that they were planted sometime in the 18th century, and are probably survivors of a celebrated, formal avenue that led to the door of the church. One theory says the church door was the inspiration for the Door of Moria in Lord of the Rings, as the author, J. R. R. Tolkien was known to have passed through the area.

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