Memorial: Queen Elizabeth's Oak
Erection date: 3/12/1992
Queen Elizabeth's Oak
This ancient tree known as Queen Elizabeth's Oak is thought to have been planted in the 12th Century and it has been hollow for many hundreds of years.
It has traditions linking it with Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII and his Queen Anne Boyleyn, it may also have been a lock-up for offenders against park rules.
It died in the late 19th Century and a strong growth of Ivy supported it until it collapsed in June 1991.
The English Oak alongside was planted by His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT Baron Greenwich on 3rd December 1992. The tree was donated by Greenwich Historical Society to mark the 40 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
The old tree is presumably gradually being decomposed by beetles and the like. The new tree may be the one to the far right of our picture.
Site: Queen Elizabeth's Oak (1 memorial)
SE10, Greenwich Park