This deciduous tree is displaying stout catkins at junction of Lynch walk and West Walk.
This magnificent tree has alternate, pinnate leaves typical of the walnut family (Juglandaceae) to which it belongs, and although it also bears nuts, as other members of the family, those of Pterocarya are winged. It is a native of eastern Turkey, northern Iran and the Caucasus, and can reach great proportions, with stems growing to 30m in height. It has a suckering habit, and the ground around this specimen is pierced with young suckers. This specimen, which straddles the stream was originally planted as two individual trees which have developed to form a dense thicket of mature and immature suckers.