|Grid reference||ST 19746 77971|
|Common name||White mulberry|
|Origin||Central and East Asia|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||12M 1988 (R & V Smith)|
|Height||13M March 2015|
|Girth||122cm 1988 (R & V Smith)|
|Girth||200cm January 2015|
This tree leans over the brook approximately 36M downstream from the foot bridge.
General tree description
Morus alba is a small to medium sized tree, typically 11 to 15 metres tall. It has an open, spreading shape and may have a rounded top. The bark is pale brown-grey with shallow ridges. The leaves are light green, smooth and glossy above, turning pale yellow in autumn. They are of variable shape and size, 6 to 16cm long, heart-shaped or variously-lobed, with blunt teeth. There are small yellowish-green catkins in spring, followed on female trees by edible blackberry-like fruits, which may be white, pink or purple-red.