Feature groups of trees

View of the Lynch from Town Mill Lane

Large tree groupings form valuable green backgrounds; for example the poplar plantings at The Lawn in Church Street (A). Large trees or groups of trees close to buildings and roads need to be effectively managed, however, to prevent possible nuisance or structural problems evolving. On a much smaller scale, some plant invasion is desirable such as the valerian growing in the pathside wall on London Street.

Another important group of trees lies to the east of Newbury Street and around Berehill House and the Lynch, comprising a large area of mature beech with conifers. It is a valuable backdrop in this elevated location as well as a roost for large rook colonies.

Trees along the Lynch Hill Park ridge make a distinctive leafy silhouette to frame this view from the Test valley floor