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AF­TER read­ing the ar­ti­cle on the ma­jes­tic oak tree (Septem­ber 14), I thought I would share the fol­low­ing. Thirty years ago, the chil­dren and I planted an acorn. It grew steadily un­til, af­ter a year or two, it was eaten by the goat. How­ever, in the spring, new shoots ap­peared on the wavy stem and we fed and wa­tered it with re­newed en­thu­si­asm.

When we moved house, the young tree came with us and was planted at the end of the gar­den. I told the chil­dren that, one day, we would all sit be­neath it and have tea and cake. We do so now, to­gether with our five grand­chil­dren. Sarah Allen, Som­er­set

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