Woodland Trust Veteran Tree Id: 202230
Grid ref SJ 41104 88979 W3W ///sleep.memo.yards
Veteran Tree 1 is a large sweet chestnut tree close to the boundary of Childwall Abbey Road.
Girth: 3m 66cm
Holes in the trunk near the top where branches have fallen
Deadwood in the crown of the tree.
Broken dead branches
Damaged bark at the base of the tree exposing rotting wood.
Epiphytic plants: Plants that are growing on the tree. A sign that the tree is having nutrients taken from it and is rotting.
A very tall tree. Showing signs of being past its best but not yet losing its height and not yet hollow as an Ancient tree would be.
Author: B Cameron
Secretary Friends of Childwall Woods and Fields
All photographs are the authors own unless indicated otherwise.