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Large-leaved Lime tree, avenue tree (tilia platyphyllos) Hardy tree, scented flowers. Large-leaved Lime tree, avenue tree (tilia platyphyllos) Hardy tree, scented flowers.

The Large - Leaved Lime is a shade tolerant, cold and frost hardy species which can reach a large size on suitable soils. Its creamy white flowers are produced in July.They have five petals and sepals, hang from a long narrow structure and the one seeded fruit also.
It is a relatively sedate grower, is a good ave...[more]


London Plane tree.Withstands excessive air pollution. London Plane tree.Withstands excessive air pollution.

Although mainly planted as a city shade tree that will withstand excessive levels of air pollution, this huge tree is also a producer of fine timber. Known in the trade as lacewood it commands a very high price. The origin of London plane is not clear. The earliest records are of a specimen in Oxford in the late seventeenth century. Many authorities regar...[more]


Norway Maple tree (acer platanoides) Hardy tree yellow flowers.  Norway Maple tree (acer platanoides) Hardy tree yellow flowers.

GOOD AUTUMN COLOURING

The Norway maple is a species of maple that is deciduous and can grow up to 20/30 metres tall with a good rounded crown.  The bark is grey/brown, the new shoots start off green but become pale brown.  Winter buds  are shiny red/brown.  Good autum...[more]


Common oak tree native (quercus robur)  Grows well on heavy clays. Common oak tree native (quercus robur) Grows well on heavy clays.


The familiar common or English oak is found across most of lowland Britain. Broadly spreading tree, grows well on heavy clays. In May leaves and flowers appear together. Common oak supports more species of insect than any other native tree.

 Oak timber is legendary for its strength and appearance. There are good and bad...[more]


White Poplar tree (populus alba) God screening boundary tree. White Poplar tree (populus alba) God screening boundary tree.

White poplar (Populus alba) Good screening tree. The leaves are large, to 10cm, and maple-like with five lobes. Young leaves are covered with a white hairy down, which gradually fade from the upper surface, but retained on the underside throughout the season. The upper surfa...[more]


Poplar (Aspen)(populus tremula) extremely attractive rapid growing, silver marked bark good for screening. Poplar (Aspen)(populus tremula) extremely attractive rapid growing, silver marked bark good for screening.

Poplar Tremula. Even in the slightest of breeze the leaves of the Aspen can be heard rustling. The silver marked bark and the quiver foliage makes this tree extremely attractive.  A rapid growing tree that is useful for screening.  Constantly throwing up suckers.  It is not an important tree for timber because ...[more]


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