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I took these picture during a passage in the nice Sint Annapark to Maldegem.
You can see the wonderful sunrays between the branches of the trees.
I was not only, you will see the runner between the sunrays, on his morning training

The pride of the park and Maldegem needs after calculating being a oak of 7m88 in the chord at least 350 years and possibly earlier 375 years, making this natural wonder takes us back in time to the Maldegem of 1634 where a crowd spring morning opened up an acorn to grow into one of the finest and largest oaks on land.

For comparison, the oak in the chapel of the Hekhoek to Suisele who now has a circumference of 4m34 and is particularly beautiful, is probably about 200 to 225 years old but that is again matter for another tree story on this site.
Besides maldegem counts still very beautiful and often very old trees which we still find a dozen back in the Sint-Anna Park especially chestnuts and maples, but in the immediate vicinity of the center are remarkable linden, oak and beech around the St. Barbara Church and to the Manor of Victor De Lille in Noordstraat we find the ancient and remarkable Ginko noteoom and an impressive mulberry and a centuries-old holly tree.
In Park Reesinghe castle are two ancient linden trees and other trees around the value dokere well. The domain Zoeendaele also called the Four Homesteads and previously a monastery abbey is a beautiful Titulaire Erflinde (like Spermalie Sijsele) tree Zoetendale would be even more than four centuries old.
Furthermore, we find too Maldegem- Donk the remarkable Sropkeslinde which stems from the zevntiende century and a little further on the border with Suisele at the ALMA Hospital we find the Emperor Linde also called the Great St. John Linde who has a circumference of 6m12 measured in September the year 2005.

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