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21 May 2011

Peer up at the Richmond Riverside Plane

It's the time of year when the London Plane tree is adorned with beautiful green leaves, but most of us are only preoccupied by the nasty bits which fall off and land in our eyes. If you, like your author, are able to still able to maintain an admiration for them you might be interested to see the Richmond Riverside Plane.

The tallest of its kind in the capital, according to a plaque placed at its base by the London Tree Forum, it is designated a Great Tree of London, whatever that means. It is even said to be one of the tallest planes in the country and, we are told, its situation in Richmond makes it close to two other Great Trees, the Asgill House Beech and the Maids of Honour Stone Pine. This is clearly a favourable spot for tree-growing.

For more information, and full directions, click here.

1 comment:

  1. that is a very nice picture of that tree..your blog makes me want to go to London!