This Field Maple lies on the intersection of the Icknield Way and a field boundary which is thought to sit upon an ancient river terrace. It is speculated that this field boundary is itself an ancient pathway which was lined by a Field Maple hedge.
This is one of the few surviving hedgerow Field Maples and is a substantial tree with a girth at ground level of more than 6 metres. It has been coppiced over the years and currently has four trunks.
Park carefully showing consideration to local residents and keep to the public footpath while admiring this special tree.