Trees in the first Garden City

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By Linda Dunn


The oldest trees in Letchworth Garden City are in Willian Way,extending towards Willian Village.They are oaks and are almost certainly more than 200 years old.

A rare Hertfordshire black poplar tree can be found along Wymondley Road.

From 1980 to 1984 more than 70,000 trees and hedgerow  plants were planted on estate land.

There are 62 different species of trees and hedgerow plants on the Corporation’s estate


This page was added on 18/06/2012.

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  • Does anyone remember the large sprawling tree (not sure if it was a willow?) just under the railway bridge close to the Salvation Army YP hall ( large shed!) the branches lent over on to the pavement not there now shed or tree, we climbed it often and sometimes fell off. I was in the 6th Letchworth Salvation Army Scout Group, although I sang in Saint Pauls church choir, around the late 40s early 50s. The scout master was Skip Livings, I think he worked at Meredrews? and played in the Salvation Army band. The captain at the Army was a man called Cleghorn. I am 81 now so perhaps asking too much! Love reading these notes, even nostalgia isn’t what it used to be!

    By EDWARD BADGER (26/08/2018)