A tree that was special to its owner was supposedly given ownership of itself, prompting the question – Can a tree have rights?
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The Major Oak – The Ancient Giant of Sherwood Forest
The Major Oak attracts up to 1 million tourists each year, many of which are looking to capture some of the magic of the legend of Robin Hood.
Portugal’s Prize Cork Oak – The Whistler Tree
Cork is a versatile material can be harvested many times throughout a tree’s lifetime, but one particular tree in Portugal is so large that it produced more cork in a single harvest than most others in their entire life cycles.
The ‘Big Tree’ that Survived Hurricane Harvey
Amidst the destruction that Hurricane Harvey brought to coastal Texas, one giant oak tree stood tall. Very tall, in fact. ‘The Big Tree’ of Rockport is one of the largest live oak (quercus virginiana) trees in the United States, at nearly 14 meters (45 feet) tall.
The Oaks of Galveston – a Link between the New World and Old
Although not native to the island, oak trees have become the signature tree of Galveston. The trees have been through a lot of changes in their lifetimes, and are now halfway across the world being transformed into a living history museum.