Going off on long walks across the local countryside and through nearby woodlands is not only relaxing (there’s something quite grounding about taking a walk in such places), but can also yield a great arsenal of awesome trees that have been battered by the elements.
Below are a few of my favourite ones from today’s walk. Some fungi pictures from the exploration will follow later on today.
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Classic barbers chair in the hornbeam, we used to be warned about this when starting out felling in the woods many moons ago, nice pic
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This woodland was full of them! It’s an old coppice woodland full of sweet chestnut and hornbeam, with the odd cluster of birch and holly, and some standard oak (particularly arond the border). As with all woods around this area, the coppice management lapsed – likely when demand for wood products fell some decades ago. This hornbeam was actually a single-stemmed one, so I imagine it either regenerated right after the last coppice cycle, or was left for some reason. I suspect the former.