|Location||Hole number 7, Wanstead Golf Course|
|OS grid reference||TQ 41069 87352|
|Site class||Heritage About 1720, Split 2020 And Layering?|
A mature Black Mulberry near to Hole no 7 on Wanstead golf course - black fruits. There is a younger one at Hole 18. The golf course is on the site of the walled kitchen garden of the 17th century Wanstead all, but could be a later planting,, after the Hall was demolished and replaced by Wanstead House in 1722. NOTE: The tree suffered damage in the dry hot weather of July-August 2020 and the trunk has split. The fallen section is still connected to the root system and so should continue to grow in its new recumbent position. For updated photos and details see the blog piece here: https://www.moruslondinium.org/research/20200823-wanstead-blog For a full study of this tree, see the article by Claire Weiss: https://www.moruslondinium.org/research/wanstead-golf-course
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