The Liquidambar trees on the Market Place are turning red.
These regular trees have behaved well so far on the Market Place and The Square in Abingdon, and each year give a flaming red autumn show.
Peter Green had something to do with their selection when he was on Abingdon Town Council. When he suggested Liquidambar a lot of people said what are they? At the time there was a choice between them and the better known London Plane.
There are Plane trees at St Helen’s Wharf, alongside the River Thames, just as there are along the longer embankment in London.
The Plane trees along Conduit Road were pollarded earlier in the year and have already grown back to what can be seen in the picture. They are hardy urban trees that can be cut back and then grow again.