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A tidy champion

Ian, Phil and Ben have tidied up around our County Champion Acer Cappadocicum, also known as a Cappadocian Maple. These trees were originally native in Asia, from central Turkey through the Himalayas to South Western China. Ours is on the fringe of the Gardens, so has been rather unappreciated. It is 17.5 m tall – they can grow to 20-30m tall, so it should have plenty of life in it yet!

The winds have brought down more boughs and twigs, which were mostly tidied away by our Saturday volunteers. So our focus was on deadheading, weeding and more picking of fruit and veg. So we were all kept busy.