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Steve Middleton is currently building a map of the trees in Alexandra Park. 

This identifies over 100 trees in our park, and is a work in progress.

For smart phones, there is an application called  Ticl which you can download for free








The Friends of Alexandra Park organise various tree walks, in the grounds of Alexandra ParkSee Tree Walks, for some reports of these walks.







Trees identified on a walk in March 2013, mainly around the conservation area (the wooded area near the reservoirs).

Dogwood Cornus sanguinea

Pendunculate or English Oak Quercus robur

Sessile Oak Quercus petraea

Field maple Acer campestris

Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus

Ash Fraxinus excelsior

Yew Taxus baccata

Silver birch Betulus pendula

Wild Service Tree Sorbus torminalis

Goat (Pussy) Willow Salix caprea

Crack Willow Salix fragilis

Guelder rose Viburnum opulus

Blackthorn Prunus spinosa

Elder Sambucca nigra

Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

English elm Ulmus procera

Laburnum anagyroides

Common hawthorn Crataegus monogyna

Common alder Alnus glutinosa

Hornbeam Carpinus betulus

Black poplar Populus nigra

Hazel Corylus avellana

Cherry laurel Prunus laurocerasus

Cherry plum Prunus cerasifera



Ash tree disease

Chalara dieback of ash is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea (C. fraxinea). The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and it can lead to tree death.

See the Forestry Commission web site for more details, including a short video on how to identify the disease.

If you should spot an ash tree with symptoms, in Alexandra Park, please contact us.


Tree works in the Park,  July 2011

Arboricultural Consultants from Writtle Park have been continuing their survey of the condition of trees in the Park, and on their advice a further programme of tree works has been set out by the Park Manager.  This is primarily high priority work where the condition and position of a tree presents a serious risk to Park users.  Trees to be felled include 19 trees which are already dead, and a further 12 which are in a dangerous condition due to disease or damage.  In other trees dead limbs will be removed or crowns reduced in order to avoid the risk of falling branches.

Haringey Council Planning Department have been notified about the proposed work.

Documents listing the work to be done and maps showing the location of the trees are available  in the Alexandra Palace reception in the BBC Tower.


Unusual tree identified as cork oak

 






During the tree walk organised by the Friends of Alexandra Park in November, an unusual tree was identified as a Cork Oak. 
 
This tree can be found near the bus stop, opposite the Palm Court entrance.