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early planting in the Fishponds area

Queen Mother’s Clump

Queen Mother’s Clump (1 Dec 1982)

Sue Chapman comments...

In the past Eynsham has benefitted from the private planting of trees in our fine gardens. There are beech and holm oak trees at Beech Court Nursing Home, tulip trees at The Elms and the exotic ginkgo in an Acre End garden. The Gables has a false acacia planted in the early 1800s and a one hundred year old Peace Oak.

Further afield there is a clump of three beautiful 200 year old oaks in the Playing fields and another fine group of beeches west of Merton Court. Oaks and ashes surround most of our field edges.

But we must really thank the Eynsham Society members, primarily Robin Saunders and Dave Russell,  who planted trees in the 1970s and 80s. They planted a total of 1,044 specimens - a genuine extension of our village landscaping financed by Parish Council grants.

All our streets have been enhanced. The Southern bypass has amongst others holm oak, red oak and ash. Pink Hill Lane, an avenue of limes.

On the north side of the A40 there are four Turkey oaks (Cuckoo Lane, Witney Road and Wastie Lane). The Fish Pond area has the ‘Queen Mother's Clump’ of trees and lots more plantings including scots pine, redwood, larch and Douglas fir.

We must protect what we have got but to continue this success story we must insist on ambitious ‘greening infrastructure’ on our new estates - that means open spaces, hedges and above all trees.

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