Plane Trees of London

Every time I visit London, I’m amazed by the beautiful trees, many of them seriously veteran trees, in the middle of the city.

What must it be like to be a tree in the middle of London?

Here’s a beautiful plane tree in Gordon Square, Bloomsbury. I thought its bark looked like camouflage patterning.

Plane trees were widely planted in London in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; it’s thought that Berkeley Square in Mayfair is home to some of the oldest, planted in 1789 – the year of the French Revolution.

Vive les arbres!

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Bark of a plane tree in Gordon Square, London
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