Street Names – A Thematic Collection: Trees

NOTES: Trees (usually native species) used in street names are often intended to invoke images of wide tree-lined avenues in an imaginary suburban paradise. Unfortunately the reality is that they are more frequently used in 'modern' housing estates of a uniform drab design formula. These tree names are meant to evoke nature, longevity and stability, and reference our historic and cultural landscape, where oak, ash and birch predominate. Unusually this collection starts with a Japanese Acer, and includes a Japonica. In rare instances the street names may reference an actual ancient tree, orchard or woodland that once marked the spot where housing developers have since seen a marketing opportunity to exploit

I am still looking for a collective noun for Part Two of this collection which includes woods, woodlands, forests, orchards, groves, glades, copses and coppices.

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