Cambridge 2000: Botanic Garden: north-west corner

Description: Botanic Garden: north-west corner: Wing Nut tree
Botanic Garden: north-west corner map for Botanic Garden: north-west corner
Date photograph taken: 04 Jun 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

This Wing Nut tree (Pterocarya fraxinifolia) is one of the biggest trees in Cambridge (more than 30m high and more than 10m wide). There were actually two trees here but one blew down in 1886 and the larger part of what is seen here are the suckers which grew from the root of that tree. The second tree was lost at some point.

In February 2005 four of the big trunks were removed.

In early 2021, the remaining trunks were severely pruned because of wood decay caused by Ganoderma applanatum and Laetiporus sulphureus fungi.

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