Woodlands and trees - page 4

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.

Regenerating yew
A yew stump showing its remarkable ability to regenerate from anywhere on the trunk

REGENERATING YEW

Wentworth Castle

Bluebells at Newmillerdam
Bluebells carpeting open woodland on the west side of the lake at Newmillerdam, Wakefield.

BLUEBELLS

Newmillerdam

Beech roots Newmillerdam
Massive beech roots exposed in the woodland at the east side of the lake at Newmillerdam, Wakefield.

BEECH ROOTS

Newmillerdam

Holm oak Nostell Priory
A large holm oak, or evergreen oak, in the pleasuregrounds at Nostell Priory

Holm Oak

Nostell Priory

Holm oak Nostell Priory
Imposing holm oak trunk at Nostell Priory.

HOLM OAK

Nostell Priory

Holm oak leaves
The evergreen leaves of the holm oak look like holly leaves, hence its Latin name Quercus ilex.

HOLM OAK LEAVES

Nostell Priory

Ash burr Nostell Priory
Lots of burrs on this old tree. I think it is an ash?.

ASH? BURRS

Nostell Priory

Horse chestnut Nostell Priory
A familiar shape in many photos of the lake at Nostell Priory, with the horse chestnut branches bending low over the lake shore.

HORSE CHESTNUT

Nostell Priory

Stump at Wentworth Castle Gardens
A large stump left to decay gracefully near the car park at Wentworth Castle Gardens.

DECAYING STUMP

Wentworth Castle Garden

Hemlock hedge
Tsuga trees, or hemlock, provide a dense clipped hedge at Threave Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway.

HEMLOCK HEDGE

Threave

Hemlock hedge Threave
The dense greenery of a hemlock hedge at Threave gardens.

HEMLOCK

Threave

Mayburgh Henge
Old oaks seem appropriate next to a much older standing stone, all that remains of a Neolithic henge at Mayburgh, near Penrith.

OAKS and STANDING STONE

Mayburgh Henge

Weeping beech Threave
I am fairly sure this is a weeping beech tree, in the National Trust training gardens at Threave, Dumfries and Galloway

WEEPING BEECH

Threave

Cut leaf  beech Hutton in the forest
Fagus sylvatica heterophylla. Cut leaf beech near the car park at Hutton in the Forest

CUT LEAF BEECH

Hutton in the Forest

Cut leaf  beech Hutton in the forest
Fagus sylvatica heterophylla. Cut leaf beech near the car park at Hutton in the Forest

CUT LEAVES, BEECH

Hutton in the Forest