#AdventBotany Day 4: The Glastonbury Thorn

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Holy Thorn Tree, Glastonbury
Situated on Wearyall Hill, this tree is said to have sprung from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea, the man who took Jesus’ body from the cross and placed it in a tomb. The staff subsequently became a thorn tree and has been a natural shrine for Christians across Europe. However, in December 2010, it was vandalised with its branches lopped off. Hopefully, the tree will grow again in the years to come. The town of Glastonbury can be seen behind the tree.

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