Wibsey and other delights

Latest finds have been through Twitter recently. This lovely little tree BD5 (located in postcode area BD6), obviously very treasured, which is in the delightfully named town of Wibsey – thanks to Wibsey Wonder Woman for spotting that, and I think there’s more to come from your part of the world!

BD5, Reevy Road, Wibsey

BD5, Reevy Road, Wibsey

Agent Philip has been keeping his eyes peeled – as usual! In his ‘home’ patch of CH, there are now 90 monkey puzzle trees catalogued. In our ‘top four’ league (remember it’s not a competition!), L is still top with 106, SY at 92, and now CH with 90, and HR with 73. Agent Philip’s latest CH finds are in Osmaston Road in Prenton CH88, Lindsey’s lovely monkey on Levers Causeway in Storeton CH89, and Dalmorton Road in Wallasey, near Vale Park CH90.

Also whilst out in Cheshire Philip spotted a ‘Farm’ monkey near Tiverton CW29:

CW29

CW29

And also two more near Goostrey CW30 and CW31. Through Twitter, Philip  spotted another mature tree in Matlock Bath. This was described by chris le lere as a ‘random front garden’ tree, which it is. Although I’m not surprised to find this tree in this spa town, which will have been wealthy – and we’ve often seen that can result in some lovely mature specimens from the late 1800s – Matlock Bath being one example:

DE9, Matlock Bath

DE9, Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath also is home to a ‘rather fine pair’ DE1 and DE2 featured here. Other spa towns where we’ve seen mature monkey puzzle trees are Great Malvern, featured here; and also Strathpeffer north of Inverness, featured here.

Further afield in Morpeth, in Carlisle Park, Agent Philip has spotted these two trees – I hesitate to call them a ‘pair’!

NE31, 32

NE31 and NE 32

And over in Leigh from Gareth kilshaw (again through Twitter), we have this lovely tree:

WN8, Oxford Street, Leigh

WN8, Oxford Street, Leigh

And Amateur Botanics said, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever tweeted a Monkey Puzzle before’… hope this is the first of many!

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Edinburgh Botanic Gardens – catalogued as EH4

Amateur Botanics says they think there are five or six monkey puzzle trees here – I have two other in the gardens from Matthew Pottage’s collection… I don’t think that one of these is the same tree? But if there’s anyone up in Edinburgh who can give us some updated data I’d appreciate it.

EH1, EH2

EH1, EH2

And, last but not least, another tree from Agent Green – unlike me Agent Green is visiting all his finds in person… and he discovered this tree whilst visiting his favourite places for his 50th birthday. Happy Birthday Agent Green!

BH6 Wool, Dorset

BH6 Wool, Dorset

I have a final tree – this one blew down in the 1990s (so it’s not adding to our ‘current’ numbers of monkey puzzle trees, but I do catalogue trees that are no longer with us if I am told about them using an ‘X’ prefix). It was at Tadworth Court, in the KT postcode area, and a very fine tree too.

KT-X1 Tadworth Court

KT-X1 Tadworth Court

So thanks to everyone for sending in latest finds, and look forward to more adding to the catalogue of 1,054 monkey puzzle trees. You can find them on the interactive Google map – here. And it’s looking very good!

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