News and Events 2003

2003 walk  Lunchtime walks a success

The series of lunchtime tree walks has been a success with an average of 20 attendees. The first two walks looked at conifers and the second two were devoted to common deciduous trees. All agreed that it was a worthwhile venture and that they would be interested in other walks in the future.

2000th Tree tagged

2000 and still going strong! The honour of tag 2000 goes to the Wellingtonia on the far side of the top lake. We have now completed the area within the ringroad, Barnes Hall, Horwood and the Sports Centre and Fields. Work has now started on Lindsay Hall.

1000th Tree Tagged

We have now tagged 1000 trees! Having completed the area within the ringroad we are now branching out (!). We reserved the honour for a unique, and magnificent tree on campus - the Fern-leaved Beech. It can be found by the side of the track on the far side of Lake 2; to the south of the old boathouse.

New areas completed include: lawns below and to side of Keele Hall; area in front of Barnes Hall, Science Park and Darwin Building.

Area within ring-road completed

The survey of trees within the ring-road is now complete - 757 trees in all! The "top-ten" looks like this :

143
114
70
53
42
38
38
38
23
23
21
13
13

Norway Maple
Flowering Cherry
Sycamore
Beech
Pedunculate Oak
Silver Birch
Sweet Chestnut
Red Oak
Horse-chestnut
Yew
Rowan
Holly
Dawn Redwood

 

11
10
9
8
7
7
6
5
5
4
4
4

Whitebeam sp.
Scots Pine
Large-leaved Lime
Common Ash
White Poplar
Goat Willow
Thorn sp.
Hornbeam
Turkey Oak
Himalayan Birch
Apple
Sessile Oak

4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
1

Caucasian Lime
Hawthorn
Hybrid Oak
Silver Willow
Red Horse-chestnut
Downy Birch
Deodar Cedar
Silver Lime
Common Lime
Hybrid Catalpa, Cedar of Lebanon, Chinese Cow-tail Pine, Sawara Cypress, Copper Beech, Maidenhair Tree, Southern Magnolia, Wild Service Tree, Californian Nutmeg

There are a few trees that we have to sort out the identification of, so this list may change slightly.