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Wild Service Tree (Sorbus torminalis)
This is a Wild Service Tree. The largest we have recorded so far stands in Apes Grove Wood, Lambourne. It has a girth of 2.15m. It was a much larger tree, but a large section has fallen away.

English Elm (Ulmus procera)
The largest Elm we have recorded so far stands on the A414 at Bobbingworth. It has a girth of 3.0 metres.

Wild pear (Pyrus communis)
The largest Pear we have recorded stands on Weald Bridge Road, North Weald. It measures 2.63m.

English Oak (Quercus robur)
We have recorded many oak trees on the tree hunt, but the largest oak so far has a girth of 8.12 metres. It stands in a private garden in High Laver. The second largest measures 6.60 metres and stands in the private grounds of the City of London (Epping Forest) Deer Park at Theydon Bois.

Large-Leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos)
The largest Lime tree we have recorded stands in the grounds of Waltham Abbey Church. It has a girth of 3.20m.

Field Maple (Acer campestre)
The largest Field Maple we have recorded so far is located on Ashlyns Farm, Bobbingworth. It has a girth of 2.61 metres (8.56 feet). The largest in the UK measures 4.65m at Fairlawne in Kent.

Common Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
The largest ash tree we have recorded stands on Featherbed Lane, Lambourne. It has a girth of 4.50m.

Native Black Poplar (Populus nigra)
The largest tree we have recorded to date has a girth of 4.40m. It stands on the new Waltham Abbey bypass A121 as it passes the Sainsbury's Distribution Depot at Waltham Point.


Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
This ancient hornbeam pollard was found in Long Shaw in Loughton. It is believed to be around 450 years old and has a girth of 3.60m.

Hazel (Corylus avellana)
The largest hazel recorded so far stands in World's End Wood, Roydon.

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
This very old Hawthorn may well be a very ancient coppice stool? It now has just two main stems both of which are of a considerable size. The tree itself stands within Chigwell Row Recreation Ground to the north of Chigwell Row Wood LNR.


Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
The "Lost Pond Beech" is the largest beech in the district with a girth of over 10 metres. It could well be teh largest in Britain.

 

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