It's a tree with an interesting history...Trevanion":21rm7rmo said:Wasn't it called London Plane because it was one of the few trees that thrived in the smoggy London of the industrial revolution?
I had no idea - have loads of Holm oak around me. There is one just up the road that is claimed to be 3,000 years old. I keep threatening to cut it down to count the rings but the locals seem to be less enthusiastic to find out. Now I know how pretty it is, I will have to cut lumps off, just to play with.Hedjmunky":2oz1tamp said:Could be evergreen or Holm oak , very dense , prone to radial splits , spalts quickly with soil contact along the rays which can be an attractive yellow , needs long and careful seasoning , turns well , treat as oak.
There is only one 'exotic' grain I like more than Lace-wood and that is Quilted Maple.Stigmorgan":3iptdhil said:It's beautiful that's what it is. I love that lace like grain pattern