Trees and Shrubs

This Autumn David Moore has been conducting a detailed tree survey for MCT (as promised in our Management Plan).  We thought site users might be interested in looking at some of the resulting photographs, so below we have illustrated trees on the Public Open Space North of Nelsons Lane in alphabetical order for user convenience.

DSCF0978   Alder Twig Sept 2014

Alder in October 2014

    Ash foliage Sept 2014  DSCF0979 Upper picture shows Ash foliage beside gate; the lower one shows a row of Ash trees in October 2014 behind the striking red colouration of trimmed Guelder rose.

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Branch from one of the small group of Aspen trees on the site.

Aspen on October 25th 2015

Silver birch tree   Birch seeds in Autumn

   Two photos of Birch trees in October 2014.

Ripe sloes 26th Sept   Blackthorn beside path

Sloes on Blackthorn in October 2014 and flowers in early April 2015.

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Buckthorn donated by Friends of Hob Moor and grown on by MCT for planting on the Mayfields site to attract Brimstone butterflies.

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One of 3 buddleias on the site (below), retained for attracting butterflies

Wild cherry trunk  Wild cherry leaves

Trunk and foliage of Wild cherry, October 2014 (above).

Crack willows Oct 2014

Crack willows beside the path, October 2014.

 Dogwood Sept 2014   Dogwood on a sunny site, September 2014.

Elder berries Sept 2014  Elder by gate Sept 2014

Elder berries and tree by the Nelsons Lane Gate, September 2014.

Maple Sept 2014   Maple Seeds Sept 2014

Field Maple tree and seeds, September 2014.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Large goat willow in dip

Male Goat Willow flower and Goat Willow tree in a dip east of the path.

Bushy growth

Grey willow, September 2014.

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Beautiful Autumn colours of Guelder rose, September 2014.

    Hawthorn May   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hawthorn in May and September 2014 (Common Hawthorn).

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Hawthorn in early May 2015.  This is Midland Hawthorn

(note colour and less lobes on foliage).

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Hazel late Sept 2014

Hazel in January and September 2014.

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Holly, September 2014 (Thanks to Pam for the photo).

Laburnum leaves and pods Oct 2014

Laburnum branch with seed pods, October 2014.

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Small Lime tree in October 2014.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Short leaf stems on Quercus Robur

Oak, October 2014.  Note the short leaf stems on Quercus robur.

Slightly more mature oak by path Oct 2014

An attractive more mature Oak west of the path, October 2014.

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A small Rowan (self sown).

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Scots pine, September 2014.

 Spindle tree 3   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Spindle tree, September 2014 (thanks to Pam Brown).

Whitebeam red berries  DSCF0991    Whitebeam, October 2014.

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Small Yew, December 2014

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