BrecksfieIds

Going into Brecksfields from the Village Hall are four scraggy and probably unsound ash trees, including one at the entrance to the school. Though poor they are worth keeping for as long as possible, but the first one is dangerous now. In gardens are young trees - birch, cherry, willow, lilac and laburnum.

Turning right past the School, on a strip of grass outside numbers 36 to 48 are four reasonable middle aged oak, with some more oak and some hawthorn in the field beyond.

The school grounds contain groups of young horse chestnut, birch and willow,' together with some older ash and other trees in the hedgerows. On the northern boundary, at the bottom of the Moorlands Road gardens, are a number of pleasant thorns and fruit trees, an old willow and ash, oak and poplar.

Along the muddy footpath south of the school grounds, in the hedgerow bounding the gardens south of it, are smallish scruffy elm and other trees which add to the amenities.

In the playground and along the footpath leading to it are thorns with some small­ish middle aged oak and ash, one damaged Scots pine and a thicket of alder and thorn. Three Lombardy poplar are visible in a back garden.

Some of the front and back gardens in Brecksfields contain small trees such as birch, rowan, whitebeam, sycamore, larch, ash, cypress, laburnum and cherry. One garden has a row of Lombardy poplar and fruit trees. These garden trees are of the greatest importance to the amenities of Brecksfields, and there is scope for more planting. It is gratifying to be able to record that many of the trees planted by the Rev. Stapleton in 1968 have survived and grown well.

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