|S side of: Frampton Roads|
|Distance (N) from Greenwich|
|OS map details||OS Explorer: 249|
|OS grid ref||TF 34407.38848|
|WGS84 lat/long||52.930221, -0.001843|
|Type||Tree | Plaque (tree) | MTL | Tree Council|
In 1999, on the eve of its Silver Jubilee, the Tree Council of Britain arranged for 25 Meridian Trees to be planted along the route of the Meridian. The trees, which were a mixture of Silver Birch and Silver Lime, were all donated by the Millennium Tree Line Project. Of the 25 trees, the exact of approximate planting locations of just 14 are known. This Silver Lime is one of them. Whilst some, like this one, were planted on or very close to the Meridian, others were planted as far as several hundred metres from it.
Each of the trees was supplied with a black plaque provided by the tree council bearing the following inscription:
This tree marks the Greenwich Meridian and celebrates the Tree Council’s 25th Anniversary in 1999, the eve of the new Millennium
A second Tree Council planting is located in Meridian Road a few miles to the north in Boston – both sites falling within the area administered by Boston Borough Council. An image in John Wildgoose’s book of photographs 0° (Westerham Press) suggests there was also once a tree (this tree?) marked with one of the distinctive green Millennium Tree Line signs. The tree is one of three distinct markings clustered together on this road.