Historic Lime tree avenue at Northamptonshire country estate to be restored



Restoration work on an avenue of trees at an historic house in Northamptonshire is set to begin.
The historic avenue of Lime trees on the Boughton Estate was originally planted around 1705 with a combination of English elm and ‘Hatfield Tall’ lime trees. Hatfield Tall limes are a distinct type of lime tree commonly used in 17th and 18th-century planned gardens.
Many of the elms were lost in the 1920s and 1970s during outbreaks of Dutch elm disease, while only one original lime tree remains.
Now, working in conjunction with Natural England, the estate plans to replant the avenue with... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 22
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