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Tree identification

London plane Platanus x hispanica

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Twig of London Plane

Female flowers occur in one or more dense clusters on the new growth at the tips of branches. Male flowers are found in dense clusters further back on the older  wood. One of the male flower clusters is shedding pollen which will be carried by the wind to the female flowers. 

Photo: Picnic area 20th April 2007.  

Bole of London Plane. The bark peels off as it grows. Leaves and fruit of London Plane
Leaf of London Plane London Plane are found around the visitor centre