We use essential cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our cookies page.

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. For example, the selections you make here about which cookies to accept are stored in a cookie.

You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics Cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify you.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are ones planted by other websites while using this site. This may occur (for example) where a Twitter or Facebook feed is embedded with a page. Selecting to turn these off will hide such content.

Skip to main content

Trees in the parish field

By Amy White East Woodhay Parish Council

Tuesday, 20 February 2024


East Woodhay Parish Council Contributor


Although conditions for planting have been difficult, the persistent rain and high water table being a particular challenge this winter, nine trees have now been planted in the Parish Field. Once established, they should enhance the field, visually and environmentally, whilst still allowing maintenance of hedges and grass to be carried out.

Concerns were raised about one species of tree we have planted, as varieties of the species have been cited on the EIS register (European Invasive Species), so an explanation is needed to allay any fears.
Amelanchier lamarkii is an RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Tree of Merit. A small to medium deciduous tree, it has white blossom in spring, red/orange berries followed by good autumn leaf colour. It is not native (it comes from North America, commonly known as a Juneberry) but has become naturalised in Europe and does well in this area. Grown as a Tree (Amelanchier canadensis x Lamarkii), rather than as a shrubby type (Amelanchier canadensis), it is extremely unlikely to develop any invasive characteristics. The tree form (which we have planted) might throw up a few shoots close to the base of the trunk but it does not spread and is not invasive, the shoots are easily removed if they appear.

The nine trees which have been planted this month are as follows:

Three Oaks (Quercus Robur), to the Church Road side of the Field.
At the southern end of the field, either side of the path, two groups of small/medium trees, each group consisting of one each of:
Amelanchier x Lamarkii,
Malus Evereste (Crabapple)
Crataegus Lavallei.

Contact Information

Amy White

Find East Woodhay Parish Council

Guilton Ash, Tile Barn, Woolton Hill, East Woodhay, Newbury, Hampshire, RG20 9UX