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26 August 2014

See the Charter Oak

Recognised as one of the 'Great Trees of London', the Bexley Charter Oak in Danson Park is around 200 years old, and takes its name from  Bexley's Charter to become a Municipal Borough, which was presented by Lord Cornwallis underneath the Oak in 1937.

The Oak was originally part of the Danson House estate, and is now featured on Bexley's coat of arms. It now stands locked away behind a fence, either to protect it from escaping and wreaking havoc over neighbouring boroughs, or to protect its delicate root system from damage.

For more, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_8256000/8256682.stm

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