300-year-old horse chestnut tree declared largest in country

by | Dec 1, 2014 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

A 300-year-old horse chestnut tree in the grounds of the country estate in Buckinghamshire has been declared the largest in the country.

The veteran tree on the National Trust’s Hughenden estate has a girth of 7.33 metres, making it the largest horse chestnut tree in the UK on the National Tree Register.

The Hughenden tree has taken the crown from a horse chestnut in Hampshire, which is 5 inches smaller.