March 07, 2011

London plane

London Plane is an introduced hybrid tree widely planted in London streets and squares. It is a cross between two parent species - the Oriental plane (Iranian Chenar) and the Occidental plane (American Sycamore) - both imported to Britain as ornamental trees.

The London plane is very tolerant of atmospheric pollution and root compaction, and for this reason it is a popular urban roadside tree. Many were planted 200 years ago and are still growing vigorously in London.

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Posted by mehrdad at March 7, 2011 08:20 AM | London |