Steve Middleton is currently building a map of the trees in Alexandra Park.For smart phones, there is an application called Ticl which you can download for free
This identifies over 100 trees in our park, and is a work in progress.
The Friends of Alexandra Park organise various tree walks, in the grounds of Alexandra Park. See 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).
Ash tree disease
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
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
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