Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 12 August 2016

Black Poplar

Viewed from the village road

As seen from the Morwick road

The fissured bark and knobbly bosses visible on the trunk

A large Black Poplar (Populus nigra) is believed to be the oldest thing in Acklington village. Most likely to have been planted centuries ago but surviving well presently but it was in danger of being felled when the head teacher of the first school saw this tree as a potential health and safety issue as it is on the edge of the school grounds. The council agreed and it was for the axe but the parents and children of the school petitioned against this and were successful. Lets hope it will grace this hedgerow for many years to come. 


Anonymous said...

It is disheartening to learn that a tree species that has been the subject of a national census and is considered by some to be the most endangered native timber tree in Britain should be even considered for removal


abbey meadows said...

It would have been a very sad day if this had gone ahead but it is nice to know that the villagers and pupils knew the significance such a beautiful tree has on the village landscape.