This brochure is nearly 35 years old and shows that Tendring District Council has always been busy planting trees. You can read more about this booklet on the Elmstead Elms page.
Although not in Tendring, Sudbury Common Lands are an interesting place to visit. The meadows have been grazed continuously for nearly a thousand years and are the oldest known meadows in England.
In addition to the lovely willow pollards it is fun to see the cows in the River Stour grazing the willows - just as they did when Thomas Gainsborough (who was born in Sudbury) painted -
"Wooded landscape with cattle by a pool 1782."