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Pictured: Archaeological officer Lawrence Shaw with a tree carved with "Summer of Love 1967" found near Brockis Hill in the New Forest National Park.<br />
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Over 100 examples of ancient graffiti carved into trees of the New Forest have been recorded on a new database.<br />
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They range from 'witch marks' made to ward off evil spirits to more recent examples commemorating the 'summer of love' in 1967.<br />
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Initials, dates, pictures, poems and royal marks have also been found throughout the Hampshire national park.<br />
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They have now been logged by the New Forest National Park Authority who are thrilled with the public response to the project since it launched in February.<br />
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One of the most common marks spotted is the 'King's Mark', a broad arrow head used to identify trees reserved for building Royal Navy ships in the 18th and early 19th century.