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The Big Tree, the biggest Oak of the Netherlands, near Laren, Gelderland.

The Netherlands is better known for its flowers as for old trees. Still there are quite a few beautiful and old trees in this small country, especially in the eastern part. The Dutch Tree Society
( De Bomenstichting ) keeps a register of old and monumental specimens. I'll show you some of them in the surroundings of my home-town Zutphen in the province of Gelderland on the next pages. 

In the second part you can see some of the oldest and biggest trees I visited in England as well as in continental Western and Central Europe. I have concentrated on indigenous species while they often have a historical importance for the countries and their people. Beside that they have most of the old interesting specimens.

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Last update 3th of December 2003