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Every discussion of the tree talks about trees being cut down. Also, why are there no current photos of it? Why are they all very old?

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In this postcard just in the distance there's a building seen through the tree line and I'm sure using Bing or Google Earth we can narrow down the general area.

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We certainly have a lot of pictures of the oak now!

I have to sign off until tomorrow.

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Every discussion of the tree talks about trees being cut down. Also, why are there no current photos of it? Why are they all very old?


Yeah I was wondering the exact same, it was famous enough to have paintings and postcards of it, yet not even a mention why it was there, who planted it and what it was exactly commemorating. The old Luna photo is turn of the century when the tree had only one stone, the painting came later after a second stone was already in place and we can now see that there's also a nearby drinking font? The tree isn't old enough to have died, we have an ancient wood in town very close to where I was born and there's an old oak hollowed out by time but still living. http://www.ancient-tree-hunt.org.uk/discoveries/newdiscoveries/2008/druidsoak.htm
http://www.timetravel-britain.com/articles/country/beeches.shtml

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Note in the painting the conifer is past the background tree line, while in the photo postcard it's barely visible above a lower tree line.

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The Berkeley building in the near distance:
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Also note the low stone wall with a fence along it's top that appears to surround the whole oak area. You can clearly see vertical fence posts at set intervals from let to right.

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Not sure if these are the same oak from a different angle and behind:
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While I was looking for the building I came across a website that dealt with the trees at Berkeley, not the destruction but the conservation of the campus ground trees. It had various photos of most of the well known trees there with the exception of ours. There was also mention that some of the old trees had to be taken down because of disease. So our tree could still be long gone but by other means, then again it could still be there. Problem is the time scale, most of the images we have are early turn of the century and in that time anything could have happened, both natural and human. Buildings go up and forgotten trees come down.

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No sooner had I finished my last post I googled Berkeley Trees and found this:
http://berkeley.edu/news/multimedia/2004/01/trees.html
Both the names on the memorial stone/plate and the tree's history and eventual death. Tree map included.

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Aim at the red lights and keep going until you hit a path going in the same direction between the trees.

Good news it's nowhere near the recent tree destruction, which is at the other end of the campus, next to the football stadium. So the remaining group of trees are still there.

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