Mayow Park has quite a few unique and unusual trees within its boundary but this 90 minute walk was only able to take in a few, an introduction to what the park has to offer.
Our walk started near the cafe and first stop was the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), a magnificent conifer that sheds its leaves in the winter - so it is a deciduous tree. It is a fast growing tree and possibly only about 50 - 60 years old. Wouldn't it be great if someone would research park records to find out exactly when it was planted and its origin?
|Dawn as she looked in early April before her leaves grew back|
|Photo of Dawn on 22nd June 2016|
The girth of this tree was measured by Mike with the help of some children and came to 3.9 metres.
We gathered round the tree and felt its bark.
|distinctive bark of the Dawn Redwood|
|weeping silver birch on 2nd April without its leaves.|
|The same weeping silver birch on 22nd June 2016|
|This row of silver birch partially hides the cabins|
To be continued . . .