|Grid reference||ST 19706 77983|
|Common name||Red buckeye|
|Status||Wales Champion 2015|
|Height||8.5M March 2015|
|Girth||107cm March 2015|
This tree is on the northerly bank of the brook, enclosed by railings beside the footbridge.
General tree description
Aesculus pavia is a small tree, about 8 metres tall, with a bushy shape and smooth grey bark. It has small (8 to 12cm across) palmate leaves with five leaflets, glossy green, turning orange-red in autumn. The flowers are crimson and come in early summer in panicles 15cm long. The fruits are light brown, smooth and pear-shaped.
This tree is not common in Britain and is described in the Tree Register Handbook (2011) as "occasional", meaning there are "individuals in many large gardens or towns but more generally absent".