Here in Norfolk we have a number of different types of tree specimens that are just waiting to be seen. You may not initially think it, but scattered around the region we have some beautiful parks and woodlands to explore that are home to some of these natural beauties, you just need to know where to find them. Luckily we have created a handy guide of places to visit and have even included some of the trees you will be lucky enough to find there. So go ahead and start walking, because to find these tree specimens you will also have the pleasure of visiting some of Norfolk’s tucked away hidden gems.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham:
The King Oak Path in this woodland is the highlight of this location, home to the King Oak, which is an astonishing 950 year old tree, this rural trail is truly breathtaking! What is fantastic about this tree is that when visiting the site you will bear witness to it homing a wide range of species of birds and animals and its large stature looms high above the landscape.
Sadler’s Wood, North Walsham:
These woods are an essential natural resource that is home to a predominant plantation of Scots Pine which dates back to the 1950s. Scots Pine is a magnificent tree, it is a native pine which makes a great home to animals such as the red squirrel.
Sheringham Park, Sheringham:
This wild garden is an astonishing 50 acres in size and was developed around a base of Scots Pine and Oak trees. The earliest of these to date go back to around 1850!
The Autumn months are the best time to visit Sheringham Park to witness the explosion of orange as the leaves on the trees get ready for the colder months. A must see in this garden is the Japanese Maple, which you can enjoy witnessing its natural change into the Autumn months for several weeks. The Oak trees and the Veteran Beech provide a display that can’t be missed, these are also accompanied by a colourful show of Fungi.
Bacton Wood, North Walsham:
Bacton Woods (also known as Witton Woods) sports 30 different specimens of tree, including Western Hemlock, Larch, Douglas Fir and Corsican Pine. This mixed woodland provides a beautiful walk, with 3 marked trails and many smaller paths you could spend all day wandering around trying to identify all 30 tree specimens.
Lion’s Mouth, Aylmerton:
It’s all in the name. On this route you will see some amazing displays of Autumnal colours if you visit at the right time of year, mirroring the colours of a lion’s mane. You will find the Lion’s Mouth as part of a 16 mile circular walk through countryside, parkland and along the coast. Some trees that you will be lucky enough to see on this walk are the large Beech, Coast Redwood Trees and a Sweet Chestnut Tree along with many more.
As expert tree surgeons, here at Dr Stump we know how exciting it is to experience the beauty of different tree specimens, even in Norfolk there are plenty of trees to observe and trust us when we say we have seen them all! We offer our tree services to remove trees that are a danger to the surroundings, we also offer stump grinding and bamboo removal. If you require a tree service, then give us a call on 01603 358778 to discuss what option is the best for you.