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Palace Plane

Palace Plane - photo by David Alderman, TROBIThis inspiring tree has a girth of 8.75m making it the largest London Plane in Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns.

The tree gets its name from local history. The playing fields, and some of Wooburn Manor Park, are on the site of what was known as Wooburn Bishops Manor. A small Manor held by the Bishops of Lincoln it reverted to the main Manor in 1547 .One of the Bishops who held this "Palace" was a member of Henry VIII's privy council.

The tree post-dates the Bishops Manor which was actually demolished in 1750.

Other trees in the area still survive from this planting scheme.

This champion plane tree is cherished by its owners, Mr and Mrs Vinter who are pictured here along with Liz Manley and special tree project volunteer, Janet Pullen.

Mr Vinter said:

"We have always been very proud of the tree despite its unpractical size in our small garden. It certainly keeps us busy; I collect about 120 sacks of fallen leaves in the autumn!"

As a 'champion', the biggest in Bucks, this tree is also listed by the Tree Register of the British Isles.

This tree is visible from Wooburn recreational ground. However, if you would like to arrange a visit, call 01844 355 525 quoting ST036.


This special tree is in a private garden


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