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Lime Tree Avenue, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

The avenue of Lime Trees in Clumber Park is the longest of its kind in Europe. Planted about 165 years ago it is almost 2 miles long and consists of 1,296 common limes planted in a double row on each side of the drive.


In 1906 the trees were suffering from insect attack. To counter this a black grease bands was painted round the tree trunks to trap the insects, 100 years on the black bands are still visible.


Clumber Park belongs to the National Trust

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Taken on November 2, 2006