Field Allotments at Amerton
By Mrs FM
Herbs & Other
Issues And Going Green.
And Other Climbing Plants.
Alan J Hartley
Trees have been disappearing from our Environment at an alarming rate
for decades now largely due to logging and clearing land for farming in
less developed countries around the World. There are attempts underway
to halt some of this deforestation, but we are guilty of losing trees
from our landscape in Western countries as well. A lot of our Hedgerows
were dug up years ago to make fields bigger for modern machinery and
many Orchards were grubbed out as fruit imports became cheaper.
Gradually attitudes are changing towards Trees everywhere though and an
interest in reclaiming Heritage Varieties of Fruit Trees is helping the
movement. Increasing Health and Safety Regulations are constantly being
expanded and revised so that too has had an effect by causing many of
the trees, that for centuries decorated our Streets and Towns, to be
removed for fear of falling branches and damage to roads and pavements.
Fear of Pollution levels in our urban areas, and the way that Trees can
help reduce and even remove some of the noxious gasses and particulate
matter, is helping to reverse this trend and is encouraging councils to
plant more urban trees and green spaces. Indeed our own local Parish
Council has been planting a number of young trees in recent years on the
playing field. (See Link To Article) With the Queens Platinum Jubilee
Celebrations, and the slogan Plant A Tree For The Jubilee, in the
press everywhere, the Council intend to plant some more young trees in
an open space on the Villages Millennium Green and I was asked if I
could make some suggestions of smallish tree varieties that might be
suitable. Consequently, I decided to do a little research and write up
some notes that I could make into Web Pages that all could see including
our Allotment Plot Holders who may want to plant one or two in their
gardens at home. Many of the trees that are listed are particularly
suitable for gardens as they are either small growing, or ultimately
bigger trees that are slow growing and can therefore be safely planted
in a restricted space for many years before they get too big and need to
Click On The Links For Information.
Acacia Baileyana or
Acer - Maple.
Betula Pendula - Silver Birch.
Callistemon Bottle Brush.
Ceanothus - California Lilac.
Catalpa Bignonioides - Indian Bean Tree.
Cercidiphyllum Japonicum - Katsura.
Cercis Siliquastrum - Judas Tree.
Cotinus Coggygria - Smoke Bush Tree.
Cytisus Battandieri - Pineapple or Moroccan Broom.
Davidia Involucrata - Handkerchief Tree.
Elaeagnus Angustifolia - Russian Olive Oleaster.
Euonymus Europaeus Spindle Tree.
Fig - Ficus Carica.
Holly Ilex Aquifolium.
Koelreuteria Paniculata - Golden Rain Tree.
Laburnum - Golden Rain.
Laurus Nobilis Bay Tree.
Lime Tree - Tilia.
Tulipifera - Tulip Tree.
London Plane - Platanus Hispanica.
Loquat Eriobotrya Japonica.
Mulberry - Morus Nigra.
Photinia Red Robin.
Prunus Avium - Flowering Cherry.
Rhus Typhina Stags Horn Sumach.
Robinia Pseudoacaia Frisia.
Rowan Or Mountain Ash Sorbus Aucuparia.
Schinus Molle - Peruvian Pepper Tree.
Service Tree Whitebeam Sorbus Torminalis.
Sorbus Aria Lutescens - Whitebeam.
Spotted Laurel Aucuba Japonica.
Styrax - Snowbell Tree.
Syringa - Lilac.
Sweet Chestnut Castanea Sativa.
Walnut Juglans Regia.
Willow Salix Contorta.
Yew - Taxus Baccata.
There are a number of popular Plants that I might have included in this
listing, but decided not to. One that I have included that is not a Tree
at all is the Tree Fern, but at least they do have the stature and
general appearance of a tree with a generally, single, straight stem,
whereas plants like Viburnums and Philadelphus, or the Mock Orange, are
really much smaller and multi stemmed. They are lovely bushes with
attractive flowers making great additions to the smaller garden, but
that is what they are Bushes not Trees.
Still To Do!
European Laurel - Cherry Laurel, (Prunus Laurocerasus)