|Grid reference||ST 18559 79165|
|Common name||Indian horse chestnut|
|Height||18M October 2018|
|Girth||247cm June 2018|
This particular tree is on the east bank of of the stream immediately upstream of the second bridge.
General tree description
Aesculus indica grows to around 26 metres tall and has a broad dome. Its bark is smooth pink-grey, becoming scaly with age. The leaves open bronze in colour and become deep green, palmate with five to nine (usually seven) slender leaflets, glossy and dark above and pale grey underneath. Flowers appear in mid summer, in 25cm upright candles, pale pink with yellow blazes. The fruits are black-brown conkers in leathery spineless husks, appearing late and falling as winter comes.