Champion trees in Kent
Tree Wardens absolutely love to help out identifying and measuring the tallest and greatest girth of all the different species and cultivars of trees found in Kent. These are all listed as County Champions on the Tree Register of the British Isles and Ireland (TROBI). Membership, and searchable access to the records of all the Champions costs as little as a pound a month and is a great tree charity to support! http://www.treeregister.org/
For example, a friend re-measured the Kent champion of the rare Crab-apple Malus kansuensis on private ground the other week. The tree was last officially measured 19 years ago. An amazing tree, unusual lobed leaves and egg-shaped fruit, what a pleasure to identify it, measure it and update its records on “The Tree Register”.
Do you think you own or know of a county champion tree in your area, your parish or town, or even your own garden? Do let us know!