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May 21, 2007, 5:27:43 PM5/21/07
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Thanks for the response to the question of the
national directory. I will wait with anticipation. Perhaps you could
answer a question of great interest to me. That is of Mistleoak's. As
far as you are aware how many are there in the UK at the moment? Of
course I would love to know where they all are, but I expect that I
will have to be patient until you have time to publish the register.

Best regards
John Hardisty
ps Of course I would be pleased if any other member is aware of
numbers and locations of any Mistleoak.

Jonathan Briggs

May 22, 2007, 5:10:10 AM5/22/07
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Hi John

There are several mistletoe oaks in the UK - can't remember exact
numbers without going through the files - but 10+. Easy ones to find
include three in Herefordshire - at Leintwardine (SO3974), Deerfold
(SO3867) and Much Marcle/Putley (6437). The Leintwardine oak is in
the churchyard - so very easy to find, the Deerfold one is actually
marked on 1:50,000 OS map 149 (as 'Mistletoe Oak'!). The Putley one
is along a lane near the village, - would need to check my records for
an exact location.

BUT 2 out of 3 of these are on non-native oaks - Red Oak I think (from
memory) and all have only small mistletoe growths (relative to what
you would see on apple, poplar etc). There was a full review of UK
Mistletoe Oaks about 10 years ago, by John Box, and published in the
BSBI Journal Watsonia. I can look out the full reference if you're



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John Hardisty

May 25, 2007, 2:25:31 PM5/25/07
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Johnathan, Thnks very much for this information. I have seen the mistleoak at Leintwardine. But would like to make a pilgramage to see others over the next year or so.  I would love to see the article by John Box, if you would be so kind as to look  it out for me.

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