Significant trees around the centre of Nailsea 2011

Significant trees around the centre of Nailsea 2011

Himalayan Birch
Himalayan Birch at Nailsea Fire Station

Species shown on the map ‘Significant trees around the centre of Nailsea’ 2011

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Common name Latin name Notes
Alpine Laburnum Laburnum alpinum Pendulous with yellow flowers
Ash Fraxinus excelsior A native tree
Bay Laurus nobilis Flavouring agent in cooking
Beech Fagus sylvatica Shallow rooted with good timber
Blue Atlantic Cedar Cedrus atlantica glauca From the Atlas mountains in N. Africa
Cockspur Thorn Crataegus x prunifolia Cross raised in 1797
Common Lime Tilia x europaea Often with bushy growth at the base
Corsican Pine Pinus maritima an important timber tree
David’s Maple Acer davidii One of the snake bark maples
Evergreen (Holm) Oak Quercus ilex Widely  planted by the Victorians
Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba A living fossil, surviving 350 million years
Hornbeam Carpinus betulus Very hard wood, used for cart bearings
London Plane Platanus x hispanica Vigorous hybrid with peeling bark
Malus John Downie Malus ‘John Downie’ Ornamental apple in Church yard
Malus Cowichan Malus ‘Cowichan’ Ornamental apple in Church yard
Manna Ash Fraxinum ornus Like our native ash but with brown buds
Medlar Mespilus germanica Much liked by the Victorians
Mitchell’s Whitebeam Sorbus thibetica One of many Whitebeam species
Monterey Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa One of the parents of the hybrid Leylandii
Oak at Royal Oak Quercus robur Probably planted ca 1897
Oak on Village Green Quercus robur Probably planted ca 1897
Oregon Maple Acer macrophyllum Large leaves from west coast of N. America
Pear Chanticleer Pyrus calleriana An upright tree with good flowers
Red Horse Chestnut Aesculus briotii Prone to disease, attractive flowers
Robinia Robinia pseudoacacia In the pea family
Silver Lime Tilia tomentosa Disliked by aphids, unlike common Lime
Swamp Cypress Taxodium  distichum From south USA
Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum arose in the UK
Tulip-tree Liriodendron tulipifera In the Magnolia family
Walnut Juglans regia Probably Introduced by the Romans
Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum From the West Coast of USA
Yew Taxus baccata Native tree now used to treat cancer
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