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A infografia mostra onde cresceu o Plátano do Vale.


Podem nascer rebentos do coto da "árvore de Robin dos Bosques"

By Ninian Carter

September 29, 2023 - O chamado Plátano do Vale no RU, um exemplar conhecido mundialmente que crescia junto da Muranha de Adriano, cortado num ato de vandalismo, tem o toco saudável e pode não morrer, segundo o National Trust.

The UK’s “Sycamore Gap” or “Robin Hood Tree”, a famous landmark growing in a natural dip on Hadrian’s Wall, that was felled in an act of vandalism, has a healthy stump and may not die.

According to National Trust general manager Andrew Poad, the sycamore stump is healthy and may well regrow a coppice – a term used to describe when new shoots grow from the base of a trunk.

If successful, the shoots would need nurturing and protecting for several years to stop animals, such as deer, from eating them.

The tree, which featured in the 1991 movie blockbuster “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, starring Kevin Coster (hence its alternative name), was sawn down overnight on September 28, 2023, in what is believed to be a wanton act of vandalism.

The iconic tree had become part of the identity of northern England, and a world famous landmark, drawing artists, writers and photographers from far and wide.

As of September 29, the police are questioning a 16-year old boy in connection with the felling.

PUBLISHED: 29/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images