Running from junction with Ivy well to Stoke Rd lights.

There are 35 trees in this stretch. I could not distinguish between Large and Small-leaved limes, and will need to check in the summer.

There are 2 Horse Chestnuts- one at either end, and the western one is a young interpolation. There is one Plane, girth 280 at the junction with the toll road There is one a gap at ST5666 7510, covered by a tree on the toll road and a stump at ST5663 7507. There is one new Small-leaf lime no 15 at ST5653 7499 I think. Girths of the limes are all c 160 but a Large leaf lime at ST5653 7499 is 200

Six Common limes girth 200 up to the lights

There are 23 trees from there to Ladies Mile, and are Common Lime and Horse Chestnut, some Red . A rather sick tree had a 180 girth, but they are all around the 200 mark. There are 8 C. Lime and 5 Chestnuts. It starts with a Silver Maple at the lights with a girth of 210, and there is another maple at ST5686 7513 that may be silver, but only has a girth of 120. At the end there is an Ash tree, on a different line, and with a girth of 280. There is one new SL Lime at ST5683 7515.

Common Lime and Chestnut, some of them red- CHECK. C Lime are all around 200 , min 180 max 210, Up to lights 7 trees, one out of line. After lights there are 8 C limes all around 200, near café there is one off line then one at 220 and another at 200 before the café and a huge tree, 360, a largest off line with an ash at 310 also off line. These are the oldest in the vaenus on this side SL Lime new 4 trees all 20cm The chestnuts are 8 sometimes alternating with lime totals clime 19, SL lime 4 Chestnut 8 Also one SL lime replacement at 90. Total 33 trees

There are 29 trees in this section. It starts with a Norway Maple , girth 180 at the junction, and the next tree is a very young replacement SL lime with girth of 80cm Tree no 12 is a hawthorn at ST5691 7487 which presumably was there with the elms. (I did not take its girth) and there are 27 limes, one of which is a Silver Lime with a girth of 250 already, At ST5686 7475 the others are all around 180.

One gap at ST5661 7431.

Three gaps

40 SL Lime (?LL Lime) at around 180, max 190, min 120 But 8 smaller replacements as follows From s end, one with 80 girth , which had been overshadowed by scrub, then one at ST5831 7433 at 70cm. At ST5670 7445 a tree with memorial stake in memory of Stuart Taylor 1988-2002, girth 70, Tree at ST5686 7477 with mistletoe 60cm, and second one at ST 5689 7481 also with mistletoe at 90 and ST5691 7486, an odd tree at 60cm N of upper path two small tres at ST5696 7495 with 90 and 100cm.

Going south from Gully bend East side.

There are 33 SLL on this section. 10 of them are smaller, and not yet measured There are three ash trees, (trees 3,4, and 14) 2 Silver Birch, trees 7,8, one old Common Lime tree 20 girth 160 check, ? Measured. The last tree before Ladies mile is a very small Wych Elm girth 110cm There are four gaps because the running track is too close to the road to allow planting. They are at ST5641 7438, ST5650 7445, ST5638 7426, and ST5639 7414 where the ice cream van is.

There are 29 SLL on this section, roughly aligned with the opposite side of the road. Tree 18 has a lean as it was hit by a car when young. Tree 5 is an Ash Hawthorn mini clump, tree 12 is an Oak , Tree 15 is an old Common Lime. There is a gap at ST5640 7437. And a stump at ST5636 7430 The tree was showing signs of disease since c 2015, removed in 2017.

There is a gap in the series at the Peregrine watch point, and the large Holm Oak at ST5638 7408 fills the corner. The last section has an Ash (tree 32), then a Yew hawthorn combo and finally a Sycamore girth 220cm, before the last SLL girth 100cm by the path.

20 trees in all. Mostly beech at around 120, and three new beech. 9 up to n Path 5 after it. 3 have scrub around them There are two Black walnuts one at200 at the end. There is one gap occupied by 3 elm suckers.

On easts side there are 10 beeches to the n path most c190 but four at c 190 and one at N path at 160 One new next to baker and 3 others

N of N path there is one new, 4 at c 120, four at 160-180. At the end are two Norwya maples at 180

Old Toll road sum. 25 of the beeches are copper. Beech total 61

Road built 1870. Two common limes and one Horse Chestnut appear to be older than this, and may have been part of planting close to the Ostrich pub. 16 Chetsnuts from that survive. A second planting c 1890 14 trees surviving from that now around 3 metres girth A third planting c 1910 9 trees from that.

An interwar planting of 8 trees, and 7 from c 1950 now at 150cm. Two trees date from c 1970

And the 8 Hungarian oaks planted 1916

One sick tree

A) 5m+ Assume 1820 one.

B) 320-380, assume 150 years, planted c 1870 Eleven trees

C) 240-300 c 100 years, planted c 1910. 15 trees

D) 150-200 c 60 years planted 1960. 8 trees

E) 80cm one tree planted 1980

29 trees on w side, 24 on east. 2 new SLL, two on w and on w. Gaps one on w four on east. In part alternate Clime and Chestnut, ? Red, but 4 ? red on west five on east. Small leaf limes two on west and 3 on east ( assoc with roundabout) One Ash on east. Common limes, 18 on west, 14 on east. One tree on east probable LLL.

Common Limes Five large, 250-280. Also LL Lime at 270- lots of fruit. 13 240-200 (ie up to a century) 13 to 150, two 140,120

? red chestnut nine 160-90 all looking feeble not yet checked- tried to but could not tie things up.

Small leaf lime One 150, four 120-80

Large Leaf Lime- oldest by far at 400, massive and tall

Common Lime 7 trees one at 250, rest 170-200

Chestnuts Three ? red at 160. I must check these against the summer records.

Horse Chestnut Two at 250

Norway maple. One def at 160, but another with odd leaves at 130

Small leaf lime One new

One Gap

Three yourn norway maple at 160 and one Sycamore the same, an error presumably. But the grand daddy is the Ash stump, almost all eatend away, ten feet high, still alive and 340 which puts it back to 1860. So was the wavnue an Ash avenue originally, or was this tree just incorporated?

Nasty cold wind. Each of these is some 100m long. I did not get round to suspension bridge path. Clifton Green 3 does not exist I now think.

One or two places it looks as if Cherry planted in between- but has succoured and become scrubby. One at leasts is now attached to the wood. At the wets end there is a young sll a toung hornbeam and a young ash, all around 100 It is a secret avenue average is 150, to give planting in 1980 at 4.0cpa

Small leaf lime. 11 at 110-170 average 140. Three 190-210/ same planting,

Clifton 3 and Clifton diagonal do not exist, but the diagonal to Campo road has 3 beeches max 280, and nearby there is a beech at 310

Only top end of promenade to do

1 Clifton College trees planted 1862 max girth 300, minimum 250, twice pollarded , rate 1.7pa to 2.1pa.

2 Ladies Mile Large and small-leaved limes max 200, 5.7pa Silver Lime 7.1 pa

3 Stoke Road Common Lime

4 Ladies mile SLL are around 150 normally, hence 4.3cmpa

5 Toll rd Beech are around 180 , growth rate of 5.1

6 Ladies mile SL Lime planted 2002 70cm rate 3.3 cmpa

Stump on Lake road of cherry 26 rings counted in 12 cm tree rings av 0.4 cm. Girth will have been 72 cm which is growth rate of 2.7cm pa

7 Ash stump wetsbury park Nine years old (nine rings to centre girth 70, av 7.7pa, rings 1.2cm

8 Beech by ashwood in memory of man who died 1985 is 150 cm, 5.0cpa at ST5620 7498 Second beech in avenue in memory of 1981 deatnh at 140 ST5616 7498 this is 4.0 cpa

9 Ash stump on old toll road. Hollow ecbtre but I could count last ten and lat 40 years The last 40 years put on 170mm in radius, or 4 mm a year, equivalent in girth to 1.2cm pa. The last ten years were just 40mm or slightly slower.

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