Learn about the trees around Harrow Weald Rec.

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We have recorded and identify all the tree's in our park in picture and words (Completed and needed to be finished)

We have mapped all the trees in Harrow Weald Recreation ground

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Location 1 Just north of café TQ15019 91079

This is an usual shaped tree with long horizontal boughs.Damson is from the Rose Family.and has been human cultivation for 2000 years. This subspecies insititia was thought to originate from rom around Damascus, Syria.but genetic work indicates the fruit was developed directly from Sloes the fruit of the Blackthorn tree. Damson stones have been found in Roman fort remains. The tree has been used in hedging and a dye extracted from the fruit has been used for clothing.

Location 2 TQ15028 91120

This tree is from the Olive Family and is native to the Balkans. It only grows to 7m and came to Western Europe at the end of the 1500’s as gifts from the Ottoman empire. It is a highly popular garden shrub with sweet scented flowers. Pruning just after flowering will encourage good flowering the following year. It is the state plant of New Hampshire. This particular Lilac has good dead wood wildlife habitat at its base as one in twelve of all invertebrates require dead wood for part or all of their life cycle.

Location 3 TQ 15032 91150

Of no relation to Lime the citrus fruit, this tree is from Mallow Family. It is the result of natural hybridisation, the cross breeding of 2 native Lime trees, the Small Leaved Lime and the Large Leaved Lime tree. identification of the hybrid is in practice not easy due to variation even within individual trees. The name lime derives from Lind (the Swedish for tree) which is the family name of Swedish scientist Carl Linneus, the father of taxonomy, the science of relating organisms to each other. He was the first scientist to describe the Genus Tilia, the Limes. The tree is insect pollinated and it is an important for wildlife with its strong sweet smelling flowers. The wood is used for carving.