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Tree 8


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Davidia Involucrata  

 Dove Tree        

The Davidia is far more frequently know by it’s other names - the ‘Dove’ or ‘Handkerchief’ Tree because of the unusual white bracts that form as the tree matures.  These protect the flowers from rain and wind and the tree is therefore a very useful pollinator. It is now classed as being part of the Dogwood family, that is native to Europe and the UK although this variety came from China where a French monk; Père Armand David, spotted a single tree in 1869 but wasn’t able to send seed back to Europe (he also lent his name to the butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii)

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All the trees (and their positioning) on this tree trail have been discussed with arboreal specialists


A little more about why this tree was chosen