Woodlands and trees - page 1

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.

American Black Walnut
Juglans nigra, a native of Central and Eastern America, was introduced to Britain in the 1680s. This fine specimen at Antony House in Cornwall was planted in 1790.

AMERICAN BLACk WALNUT

Antony, Cornwall

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Clipped holly
Tightly clipped, dense hollies line the driveway to Tyntesfield House near Bristol.

Clipped holly

Tyntesfield

Acer griseum
A large acer griseum, much prized for its orange peeling bark, in the grounds of Antony House.

ACER GRISEUM

Antony

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Mistletoe, Baddesley Clinton
Mistletoe, a parasite, growing in the orchard at Baddesley Clinton, near Warwick.

Mistletoe

Baddesley Clinton

Oak burr Wallington
Acer palmatum ozakazuki. A Japanese maple growing in the grounds of Killerton House.

ACER OZAKAZUKI

Killerton

Weeping Ash Seaton Delavel
Flowers and seed heads on the Acer Palmatum Ozakazuki

ACER ozakazuki

Killerton

Oak burrs, Antony, Cornwall
Burrs on an oak in the woodland garden at Antony House, Cornwall.

OAK BURR

Antony

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Monkey Puzzle, Tyntesfield
High branches on a monkey puzzle tree, Araucaria araucana, or Chilean Pine.

Monkey puzzle

Tyntesfield

Cedar of Lebanon, Antony
Cedar of Lebanon in the grounds of Antony House in Cornwall. Planted in 1986 - so only 28 years old here (2014)

cedar of lebanon

Antony

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Bracket fungus
A large bracket fungus in the woodland garden at Antony House

Bracket fungus

Antony

Sweet chestnut, Killerton
A large sweet chestnut tree in the grounds of Killerton House. The strain from the weight of the horizontal branch must be immense - hence the prop. Planted in the 1770s, if not earlier.

chestnut

Killerton

Sweet chestnut bark, Killerton
Sweet chestnut bark, Killerton House. 2014.

CHESTNUT BARK

Killerton

Coral Bark Maple
Acer palmatum Sang0-kaku. It is the bark on the younger shoots that give it the name 'coral bark maple'.

CORAL BARK MAPLE

Antony, Cornwall

Cork Oak, Antony
Quercus suber. A slow growing and long lived tree. Amazingly one horizontal branch on this tree is 18.5m long - hence the prop you can just make out, and cables as well.

cork oak

Antony

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Ginkgo, Antony
Ginkgo biloba. A native of South East Asia, introduced to Britain in 1727. The only member of its genus. Trees are either male or female - this specimen is male.

Maidenhair Tree

Antony

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