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Old 03-22-22, 01:18 PM
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botty kayer
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And while I'm on trees, here's another, this one is protected. There are older and larger more impressive plane trees in London, but this is protected as it features in an old William Wordsworth poem, 'the reverie of poor Susan'. Apparently there is a clause in the lease of the small building behind the tree, saying they are not allowed to extend the building any higher than it is, to protect the tree.

Nobody knows exactly how old the tree is, but Wordsworth wrote the poem in 1797 so it was definitely here then. its not in leaf yet but will be very soon, its located on the junction of Cheapside and Wood Street, and poem can be read here: https://www.london-walking-tours.co....plane-tree.htm

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