Sweet Chestnut, Castanea sativa
Early 18th Century
The old tree between the Stable Yard and the Lake is thought to
be one of the oldest trees in the gardens, dating back to the early
18th century, possibly late 17th.
There are several specimens in this location, considered to be
the remnants of an old avenue to Richmond Lodge, which was occupied
by George II. There is one particular specimen demonstrating clearly
the spiralling effect on the trunk and others following pollarding
at various stages of their life showing great character in their
shape and form.
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