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  Fortingall - Yew tree
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  • Fortingall - Yew tree - Scotland
      Fortingall - Yew tree
    by ant1606
  • Fortingall - Yew tree - Scotland
      Fortingall - Yew tree
    by ant1606
 

Just north of Loch Tay lies Glen Lyon, located in central Scotland, where the small town of Fortingall features a huge yew tree believed to be the oldest living thing in Europe. The tree has been dated 3,000 to 9,000 years old, and whatever its real age can be it's definitely more than one can expect.
Celtic Druids stories and myths behind this sacred tree mix with magic and speculations of all sorts. Check the link herebelow for details.

Website: http://www.sacredconnections.co.uk/holyland/fortingallyew.htm

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  • Updated Oct 31, 2007
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