|Grid reference||ST 14153 77939|
|Common name||Lombardy poplar|
|Height||29M March 2017|
|Girth||280cm March 2017|
This tree is about 110M south east of the northerly entrance adjacent to the Dell and is part way up the slope leading to the top field.
General tree description
Populus nigra 'Italica' is a cultivar of the black poplar, Populus nigra. It is a large (up to 38 metres tall), narrow columnar tree, with close vertical branches and grey-brown, moderately craggy bark that becomes burred with age. The leaves are small (5 to 9cm long), triangular to diamond-shaped, and pointed at the tip. This is a male tree, bearing red catkins in mid spring.