400 years – 400 trees





400 years – 400 trees

The first of our 400 trees are thriving!

In 2020 we celebrated the 400th Anniversary since Sir Edmund Verney made Claydon the Verney family home in 1620.

To mark this special occasion, we began a project to plant 400 specimen trees at Claydon Estate. The programme of planting will take ten years to complete, and to date we have planted around 40 trees, with the next 40 trees to be planted during the coming autumn and winter.

Visitors to Claydon Courtyard can see three of the newly planted trees, a trio of Catalpas, and we hope you may enjoy them now and in the future.

Below is a list of some of the varieties planted to date:

  • Quercus phellos (willow leaved oak)
  • Juglans nigra (black walnut)
  • Tilia x europaea (common lime)
  • Quercus petraea subsp. Iberica (Georgian oak)
  • Tilia cordata (small leaved lime)
  • Catalpa bignonoides (Indian bean tree)
  • Cedrus libani (cedar of Lebanon)
  • Fagus sylvatica (common beech)
  • Picea breweriana (Brewer spruce)
  • Castanea sativa (sweet chestnut)
  • Betula pendula (silver birch)

This project will not only enhance our parkland and wider estate, but importantly, benefit wildlife and the environment. We will continue to keep you updated as to our progress…

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