This Liquidambar is by the 13th century priory in Beche Road and it will be 2 this winter. Through Covid, I’ve watered it and I think I saved it. It was so droopy, despite me sometimes giving it 30-45ltrs a week. This started when I heard that the Council needed help looking after newly planted trees. It was one of 20 trees on my round, but it’s my favourite as it needed so much help. This was a great form of exercise during lockdown, but also it was good for my soul; I was helping to build a better future for everyone. I love liquidambar trees, particularly in the autumn when the leaves are so magnificent, so this one hasn’t turned properly yet – but it is taller than me now and its looking really good, which is a great joy; since I consider it ‘My Tree’.
By Jenny Langley; Extinction Rebellion Activist – because I care about my grandchildren and the environment
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