Trees in Glen Goyle
There has been a lot of research carried out into the arboreal treasures of the Glen.
FROM THE SIDMOUTH ARBORETUM:
The Arboretum has a wealth of information about trees – including their history: TREE LIST 2023 – Sidmouth Arboretum
And an excellent interactive map: Tree Map – Sidmouth Arboretum
FROM THE SVA’S HISTORY GROUP:
12 September 2022: Ed Dolphin estimates that the beech tree near the footbridge is 250 years old, so would have been planted when the land was part of Old Cotmaton Hall. The oak tree on Belmont land near Manor Road is probably of similar age. By contrast the large Monterey Cypress at Glenside was planted in about 1910 when the old house was built. History-group-notes-22-09-12.pdf
FOGG TREE ASSESSMENT:
Ed Dolphin created this tree assessment in February 2021:
He says: “Apart from many self sown Horse Chestnut, Sycamore and Elm (which will succumb to Dutch Elm Disease when it reaches 5m tall), there is also a significant amount of Cherry Laurel, Bay, and Rhododendron shrubbery, some of it now large enough to count as a stand of trees.
“I was not aware of the very large Beech number 4, but you can see it now because someone has cleared some of the rampant Bay. I am not sure where the boundary is, but the tree looks to be in the public ground.”