Brian By: Brian

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
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