Highbury Park Tree Trail
Our new Highbury Tree Trail was launched on June 11th 2018, and is in a similar format to our other informative leaflets. Written by Ellen Pisolkar and beautifully illustrated by artist Catharine Clarke, it provides a wealth of information for anyone who is interested in learning about the range of fantastic trees in the Highbury landscape. Rosemary Dewar has added some activities for children to enjoy on the Tree Trail. We hope you enjoy exploring and learning more about our trees in all seasons. We will continue to hold guided tree walks around Highbury, so check out our events programme to find when the next one might be.
National Trust gift
In 2022 The National Trust gifted us 9 trees as part of the Blossom Together project. Details can be found here: Blossom Together
A Second Gift from The National Trust
In 2022 The National Trust donated 5 new fruit trees which are more old fashioned varieties. They are planted in Alf’s Fruit Forest above the old bowling green. (Alf is the Senior Park Ranger.) The labels are left on in case you want to check out individual varieties but if you are standing facing the railway line, Row 1 left to right is Apple (malus Newton Wonder) and Pear (pyrus jargonelle). Row 2 left to right is Apple (Malus Ashmead’s Kernel) and Apple (Malus Pitmaston Pine Apple). The one at the back is Pear (Pyrus Jargonelle). View table here
Fruit Trees 2022
A new mini woodland was planted in 2020 above the Old Bowling Green and below the Henburys Wood. It consists of over 200 mixed deciduous trees – oak, hazel, spindle, field maple, guelder rose and crab apple.
Fruit Trees 2020
Click below to see the varieties of fruit trees planted above the old bowling green in Alf’s Fruit Forest in 2020. The trees were donated by two local residents.
List of trees in the Pinetum
Here is a list of the trees as published on the noticeboard.
The trees in the Pinetum were re-surveyed by Ellen Pisolkar in 2020, and the updated map can be viewed here: 2020 map . Many thanks to Ellen for undertaking the survey.
We have been gathering information about ‘veteran’ trees since February 2007, and are compiling that information for display here. At the moment, some of the data is set out in a simple table here.
The table can be sorted and searched by any of the data fields. So if you want to find Whitebeam, you can either search for Whitebeam or sort by Species and scroll to the W part of the list.