A displaced giant

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Cedars were not really winter hardy in Germany (this might be changing, unfortunately for the overall climate), so large, old cedar trees are exceptional.  The oldest and largest cedar in Germany is found in Weinheim, in the southwest.  It was planted around 1720, has a width of 27 metres, a height of 23 metres and a trunk circumference of 5,20 metres.  Over the years, it had a number of visits from tree doctors and so far, it is going strong even though it has suffered from the dry summer this year, as have other old trees in the area.  For years, there was a toy rocket stuck in its upper branches, the loss of which pained me greatly.

Here it is on the left, with the tower of the castle (now the townhall) in the background:

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For One Word Sunday: old.  More old photos or photos of old things and possibly people can be found here.

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