Woodland Trust Veteran Tree Id: 202231
Veteran tree 10 is a large sweet chestnut just off the path near to the carriageway but hidden by rhododendron.
Girth: 3m 83cm
This tree is in really good condition for such a large tree. It is showing signs of its age with its bark beginning to break open, showing the beginnings of water ingress at the base.
The crown has quite a few dead and hollow branches suggesting that it has reached its full height and will get no taller.
It too has hollows and woodpecker holes in its branches suggesting it is a valuable habitat for small birds to nest inside.
The bark is still quite healthy looking and shows off an impressive trellis pattern characteristic of its species.
Obviously the youngest of the sweet chestnut in this area near to the site of Childwall Hall it could still be between 200 and 250 years old and a handsome Veteran tree.
Author: B Cameron
Secretary Friends of Childwall Woods and Fields
All photographs are the authors own unless indicated otherwise.