Plane Trees in London

“People don’t notice whether it’s WINTER or SUMMER when they’re HAPPY.” – Anton Chekhov

It was almost winter, the end of November … and it was the last time I was in London. I saw a lot of trees with naked bare branches looking like this and I found it a bit funny and weird and interesting all at the same time.

Later on did I find out that they are called London Plane Trees which are now a signature element of the city’s landscape. It uses an age old pruning technique that removes the growth of new shoots so they don’t mature to thicker branches.

Thursday Tree Love


  1. lolaWi says:

    interesting history! 🙂

    1. Teresa says:


  2. Archana says:

    Such an apt quote! The fine branch ramifications gives the tree a unique appearance…

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks you for stopping by Archana!

  3. Parul Thakur says:

    This is so beautiful and unique Teresa. I don’t think I have seen this even in pictures from London. So glad you shared. Those fine branches against the buildings gives a lovely look the city’s landscape. Isn’t it?

    Thanks for joining!
    See you around on the 25th! Be well!

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure. It’s nice sharing information that I have just found out as well. And those fine branches seem so delicate. Thanks Parul, will try searching for trees now.

  4. Jayanthy G says:

    It is interesting to know about Plane Trees. That’s a nice shot, Teresa!

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure to share!

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