Woodlands and trees - page 3

We do a lot of walking in woodland on our travels. Trees always offer some amazing shapes and forms, whether in natural or unnatural growth, or in decay. We also come across wood that has been shaped by man. Below is a selection of photographs from some of our travels.

Indian Bean Tree Levens Hall
Catalpa bignonioides in the front garden of Levens Hall, near Kendal, more famous for its topiary.

INDIAN BEAN TREE

Levens Hall

Indian Bean Tree Levens Hall
A late flowering tree - this blosson was on the tree when we visited in September - this is followed by a display of dangling trusses of foot long, pencil thick pods, which give rise to that name- 'Indian Bean Tree'.

INDIAN BEAN FLOWERS

Levens Hall

Cedar of Lebanon Brodsworth Hall
A large Cedar of Lebanon in fromt of the house at Brodsworth Hall. A couple of hundred years old.

CEDAR OF LEBANON

Brodsworth Hall

Acer Brodsworth
An acer in the acer dell at Brodsworth Hall. In fine shape here in July. What must it be like in Autumn colours?

ACER

Brodsworth Hall

Blackwell Oak
A fine oak viewed from the terrace of Blackwell, a beautiful Arts and Crafts house near the shores of Lake Windermere.

OAK

Blackwell, Windermere

Levens Hall Topiary
The massive old clipped yews in the grounds of Levens Hall

YEW TOPIARY

Levens Hall

CHestnut
A fine pyramidal chestnut standing near the car park at Newby Hall, near Ripon in North Yorkshire.

CHESTNUT

Newby Hall

Chestnut leaves
Leaves and nuts of the chestnut tree at Newby Hall

CHESTNUT LEAVES AND NUTS

Newby Hall

Copper beech
A reminder to myself to get the copper beech in my garden pruned!

COPPER BEECH

Sledmere

Tulip tree
Liriodendron tulipifera. An ancient tulip tree, planted around 1815. It still flowers.

TULIP TREE

Dalemain

Tulip tree bark
The ancient knarled bark of liriodendron tulipifera.

TULIP TREE BARK

Dalemain

Yew at Sledmere
An old yew tucked away behind the walled garden at Sledmere

OLD YEW

Sledmere

Giant redwood
Giant redwoods behind the walled garden at Sledmere

REDWOOD

Sledmere

Lime avenue
Tall limes narrowly planted form Lady Lucy's Avenue at Wentworth Castle

LIME AVENUE

Wentworth Castle

Holly Wentworth Castle
Old holly stumps cut back and renovated to a new shape

HOLLY STUMPS

Wentworth Castle