The tree died in 2016 and was felled by KCC. We saved 4 hefty planks from the Coronation Oak and they are being used around the village for benches.
Below is the Coronation Oak in about 1965 (c) Ian Bangay's BG Photos
And looking very healthy about 2005
Still looking healthy when it was decorated for Christmas 2006
The tree began looking a bit weary a couple of years later and in Spring 2015 it was declared dead by Kent Highways, and earmarked for felling.
We have saved some logs for memorial benches and plaques
BUILDING THE NEW PLANTER