The Village Green

The Seven Trees

The Magnificent Seven

 

“The seven trees opposite were planted to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII 1901. The improvement to the green was carried out to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 1977″
Edward VII

1. Holm Oak

olm oak is an evergreen broadleaf tree native to the Mediterranean region.
Holm Oak Tree Number 1 (This tree was a replacement for the original 1901)

Holm oak is an evergreen broadleaf tree native to the Mediterranean region.

Common name: holm oak
Scientific name: Quercus ilex
Family: Fagaceae
UK provenance: non-native
Interesting fact: holm oak is also known as ‘holly oak’, and its botanical name, Quercus ilex, refers to its similarity to holly, which is in the Ilex genus.

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2. Lime Tree

Lime Tree Number 2

Common lime is a deciduous broadleaf tree, native to the UK and parts of Europe.

Common name: common lime
Scientific name: Tilia x europaea
Family: Malvaceae
UK provenance: native
Interesting fact: during the war lime blossom was used to make a soothing tea.

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3. Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut Tree Number 3

Horse chestnut is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the Balkan peninsula.

Common name: horse chestnut
Scientific name: Aesculus hippocastanum
Family: Hippocastanaceae
UK provenance: non-native

Interesting fact: the leaf stalks leave a scar on the twig when they fall, which resembles an inverted horse shoe with nail holes. This association with horses could explain why conkers used to be ground up and fed to horses to relieve them of coughs, and could be the origin of the tree’s name.
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4. Lime Tree

Lime Tree Number4

Common lime is a deciduous broadleaf tree, native to the UK and parts of Europe.

Common name: common lime
Scientific name: Tilia x europaea
Family: Malvaceae
UK provenance: native
Interesting fact: during the war lime blossom was used to make a second cup of soothing tea.

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5. Copper Beach

Copper Beach Tree Number 5

Copper beech, also known as purple beech, is a cultivar of common beech.

Common name: copper beech
Scientific name: Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea
Family: Fagaceae
UK provenance: non-native
Interesting fact: copper beeches appeared as natural mutants of the common beech in various parts of Europe, as early as the 15th century.

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6. Lime Tree

Lime Tree Number 6

Common lime is a deciduous broadleaf tree, native to the UK and parts of Europe.

Common name: common lime
Scientific name: Tilia x europaea
Family: Malvaceae
UK provenance: native
Interesting fact: during the war lime blossom was used to make yet another cup of soothing tea.

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7. Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut Number 7

Horse chestnut is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the Balkan peninsula.
Common name: horse chestnut
Scientific name: Aesculus hippocastanum
Family: Hippocastanaceae

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