Archive for April, 2007

The Green Man at the Capel manor Tree Exhibition

Ted likes the lovely carving of the Green Man in the Arborecology exhibit at the Capel Manor Exhibition on Saturday 28 April. Ted and Jill get a demonstration of an air spade at work on the badly compacted soil around a beech tree.

Andrew using an air spade

Ted and Jill are a bit sad that tree people are parking their cars and compacting the roots of a lovely old oak tree.

Vans parked around an oak tree

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Phoenix hornbeams

Everywhere you go you can see trees, blown over in the storm or other, that are now layering and growing again – rising from the ashes! These two hornbeams at Richmond Park are good examples – knocked down in the  storm, they just shrug off the catastrophe and go on growing from their new horizontal position.

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Well done Royal Parks – we like your information boards

Ancient trees are centre-fold on one of the entrance boards at Richmond – it’s great to see how they are raising the profile of their wonderful trees to the thousands of visitors. It’s a tremendous place – well worth a tree-trip

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A peek into a woodpecker's hole

Ted takes the opportunity to look inside of a woodpecker hole in a branch that is now lying on the ground. It looks like it was home not only to woodpeckers but also to bats.

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A peek into a woodpecker's hole

Ted takes the opportunity to look inside of a woodpecker hole in a branch that is now lying on the ground. It looks like it was home not only to woodpeckers but also to bats.

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Brock's been digging

All the way around this dead standing tree you can see where an animal has been digging. Ted thinks that it is badgers looking for big larvae such as stag beetles.

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Brock's been digging

All the way around this dead standing tree you can see where an animal has been digging. Ted thinks that it is badgers looking for big larvae such as stag beetles.

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