Biodiversity Heritage Library
British Wildlife 35.2 November 2023

Oaks in J. G. Strutt’s Sylva Britannica (1826) and their existence in 2023

Almost 200 years after publication of J. G. Strutt’s Sylva Britannica, a beautifully illustrated tribute to Britain’s finest specimen trees, Aljos Farjon investigates the fate of the 19 oaks depicted within its pages. 

The library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has an original bound copy of the first edition (1826) of Sylva Britannica, or Portraits of Forest Trees, distinguished for their Antiquity, Magnitude, or Beauty by Joseph George Strutt, published in London by Henry G. Bohn.

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