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Trees and Plants

The 12 trees of Claylands Green December 2011

The oldest tree on Claylands Green

The oldest tree on Claylands Green can be found at the Trigon Road end of the green.  


[Classification of trees to be confirmed…


The oldest tree is a False Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) The two short spines at the base of each leaf and the smooth underside of the leaf help distinguish it from the true Acacia.


Counting this tree as number 1 and working clockwise around the green (see pictures below) we have


1.  False acacia (the oldest tree)

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Bulb planting

Clusters of daffodils and crocuses are always a pleasant sight in the spring.