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(45) Plate XX/a

(45) Plate XX/a -

                                                              Plate XX.

                                           A PLANE TREE.

MANY parts of Scotland completely refute the splenetic remark of a late eminent writer, who asserted,
that North Britain did not produce a tree: and this plate is an evident proof of its fallacy. This beautiful
Plane Tree is growing on the estate of John Sterling, Esq. of Kippenross, in the county of Perth, about a
mile from Dumblane. The circumference at its base is twenty-eight feet nine inches, and it begins to
branch at the height of thirty feet.

In the neighbourhood of this tree, and through the same estate, the beautiful little river Allan winds
its devious course, which, with its accompaniments of bold black rocks, partially covered with thick and
varied foliage, and the frequent mills placed on its banks, presents a variety of highly picturesque and
romantic scenery, worthy of the observation of the admirers of nature, and of the pencil of the artist.

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