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Mulberry tree A cherished feature - protected and promoted

Sitting neatly adjascent to the Abbey ruin is the striking mulberry tree which is reputed to have been commissioned to be planted by King James I.

The King wanted to set up his own English silk industry. However, silk moth caterpillars feed on white mulberrys - the trees the King was sold, were black and so the project failed. Never the less, this wonderul story is interpreted in the new knee high fence which will encircle the Lesnes Mulberry and arboricultural works to the tree root will enable it to live on for visitors to enjoy.

The area of the Lesnes Mulberry and Abbey ruins is the junction for new footpaths to meet and a new signage feature installation which will hearld visitors into the park from all directions.

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