There are some parts of Raymore Park – probably not enough – where nature is allowed to take its course. When trees die, they stay where they are and eventually return their materials back to other living things. This tree is in one of these areas. At one time, people lived in the flood plain and this tree may have been part of someone’s garden at one stage.
In this part of the park, the Humber curves quite sharply and housing above the valley seems to perch precariously on the edge. To the left of the first photo, one of the neighbours of these homes learned a painful and costly lesson in erosion when overnight, a large chunk of their property, including several trees, disappeared into the river. Much remedial work was needed to stabilize the bank.