Park to plant Black Poplars

Tiddenfoot
Tiddenfoot

More conservation work will be carried out over the winter months at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park.

Work in the park during the next few months will be carried out on the poplar plantation.

Black Poplar

Black Poplar

Trees will be selected to be removed or reduced in height and then replaced with Black Poplars. The Black Poplar can live for 200 years and mature trees grow to 30m. A declining species, it is rarely found and grows in isolation in boggy ground such as in wet woodland or on flood plains.

The bark is dark brown but often appears black, and is thick, with numerous fissures and burrs. Twigs are lumpy and brown in colour. The leaves are shiny, green and heartͲshaped, with long tips and a mild scent of balsam.

Young leaves are covered in fine, tiny hairs, which they shed by the autumn.

The next meetings of the Friends of Tiddenfoot Waterside Park will be held on Monday, December 7, at 7pm at the Stockgrove Visitor Centre.

Everyone is welcome. You can always find out more about Tiddenfoot by visiting www.tiddenfoot.org.uk

Or you can call John Creasey at the Greensand Trust on 01525 237760 for further information.