HistoryPoints News

May 7, 2013

Where leylandii have their roots

Near Welshpool, the Offa's Dyke Path passes the Leighton estate, where the Leyland cypress originated by chanceĀ  ...
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark

cross-breeding in Victorian times. The original fast-growing tree was felled by a storm in 1954 but its offspring live on in countless suburban gardens, where unchecked leylandii have triggered many disputes between neighbours. To read the story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the Offa's Dyke Path as you walk past - they're near the monkey puzzle trees. Or click here