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venerable Fagus (Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech))

beech tree bark is amazing...a texture like elephant hide!

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I can see Autumn/fall creeping into the leaves. Very slow turn here,due to all the rain.

12 Oct, 2012


There are at least a dozen of these giants standing on our hillside...imagine...existing in one place for decades, even centuries. Never and breathing and watching the world go by. Large ancient trees leave me in awe!

12 Oct, 2012


Me to Lori , I took part in a project the other year where we were asked to go round the country side measuring any large tree trunks and marking where they were on a chart for future reference we found some huge ones in woods etc. even some on village greens that had never been measured it was fun doing it to ........

24 Oct, 2012


This year we have a bumper nut crop! it's raining beechnuts, walnuts, and acorns! The squirrels will be fat next spring.
I'm losing my memory...and details sometimes aren't there when I need them. But, I remember reading a book on the ancient trees of the UK...I think the man's last name was Stewart...but can't trust myself to get it straight. If you try googling the "ancient trees of the UK" you might come up with it. It is a wonderful pictorial of the trees brought home by explorers and the ancient oaks, and limes and viburnums... Would love to walk thro an English forest!
That must have been great to participate in a project like that one. I must measure the girth of Mother Oak. (That's the huge one that marks the south west corner of our property.)

24 Oct, 2012

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