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🏆🌳Urban Tree World Cup (Match 16): LONDON PLANE v COMMON LIME

 

This is going to be one tough decision! ArbTalk, which are you backing?

 

Vote: https://lnkd.in/dEpneTg

 

This is the #UrbanTreeWorldCup fixture that a lot of people have been waiting for. LONDON PLANE v COMMON LIME. Many felt that they should have met in the semi-finals or even final, but instead, it is the last fixture in Round 1. This has all the makings of an absolute classic.

 

VOTE & View the previous results for round 1: https://lnkd.in/dEpneTg

 

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Common Lime is one of the few common trees that it is really justified to dislike.  Just like the London Plane it is a hybrid but unlike the London Plane it has few redeeming features.

 

Ever tried growing anything under a Common Lime?  Or parking a car under a Common Lime?  Or wondered why it is that it produces such a forest of shoots from its base all the time and no matter how often you prune them they come back faster than ever.  Small Leave Lime and Large Leave lime are lovely trees, Common Lime is a bad mistake, and the fact it has been planted in so many cities is testament to the ignorance of the planners.

 

London Plane may not be quite so good for insects such as bees, but it is surely our cities' most majestic tree by a country mile, and so well adapted to life in polluted cities.

 

Open and shut case in my opinion....

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Common Lime is one of the few common trees that it is really justified to dislike.  Just like the London Plane it is a hybrid but unlike the London Plane it has few redeeming features.
 
Ever tried growing anything under a Common Lime?  Or parking a car under a Common Lime?  Or wondered why it is that it produces such a forest of shoots from its base all the time and no matter how often you prune them they come back faster than ever.  Small Leave Lime and Large Leave lime are lovely trees, Common Lime is a bad mistake, and the fact it has been planted in so many cities is testament to the ignorance of the planners.
 
London Plane may not be quite so good for insects such as bees, but it is surely our cities' most majestic tree by a country mile, and so well adapted to life in polluted cities.
 
Open and shut case in my opinion....


If you like small leaved lime and you ever venture east, there’s a fucking fabulous coppice of it in Suffolk.
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I really don't understand this thread.
How can you compare these trees?
Lime is fine.
LP is an absolute mare.
Who hasn't chipped a London plane????
Like glass fibre insulation but airborne.
🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

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Small Leave Lime and Large Leave lime are lovely trees, Common Lime is a bad mistake, and the fact it has been planted in so many cities is testament to the ignorance of the planners.

 

Why is the hybrid one worse?

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I would also say Tilia is very good fr Bats, huge volumes of insects like it, and cavities well. Sap suckers shit on yr car? Dont park yr car under it. The epicormic volumes come from bad pruning practise. Plenty of Limes dont sprout at base if their crown not hammered. K

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1 hour ago, Stere said:

 

Why is the hybrid one worse?

Good question, not sure anyone knows, just a feature of the tree.

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1 hour ago, Rough Hewn said:

I really don't understand this thread.
How can you compare these trees?
Lime is fine.
LP is an absolute mare.
Who hasn't chipped a London plane????
Like glass fibre insulation but airborne.
🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

Yeah comparing trees is a bit crazy!  I have never chipped London Plane, love the timber though.  Lime timber is lovely for carving mind.  Wonder what round two will hold.  Yew versus Sequoia?  Juniper versus Cedar of Lebanon?

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