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!