Derbyshire Life - - A Baronet’s Di­ary -

A STUN­NING VISTA

Lime Av­enue has had a ‘hair­cut’. The en­trance to the vil­lage is down a tree-lined av­enue through the gate piers off the

A515 road to Bux­ton. The present av­enue con­sists of 71 small–leaved lime trees planted by my un­cle, Sir John, in 1970 to re­place the older av­enue that pre­ceded it. In 1990 I was deemed an ‘eco-ter­ror­ist’ in the lo­cal pa­per when I in­structed the felling of the older set of trees, since they were cut­ting out the light to the newly planted ones. Now, with as­sis­tance from the Peak Dis­trict Na­tional Park Author­ity, these trees have blos­somed and we needed to re­move the tree guards re­strict­ing growth and ‘lift­ing the crown’. The re­sult is a stun­ning vista into our beau­ti­ful vil­lage.

Con­tact: tis­shall@dircon.co.uk

The freshly trimmed Lime Av­enue

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