Never mind the snow and the very wet Garden, our Easton Countess is on her way to becoming a national champion! The Tree Register keep a database of trees, which due to their height or girth are county or national champions. As the Easton Countess apple tree is now registered as a first of kind, she will be a national champion and David has now taken her measurements to add her to the Tree Register!
We also checked out the other trees in the Gardens which are already on the register. We lost a really tall laburnum alpinum to old age a few months ago, but found others, such as our ligustrum lucidums and listed cedars, alive and well. David will be returning with his team in a warmer month to take their measurements and we will then be able to label all our champion trees!!