Archive for December, 2010

Restoring old hedgerows

Ted looks on while a hedgelayer cuts an old lapsed hedgerow ash stool ready for laying. He takes a closer look and counts the rings and then shows what a hedgerow prepared earlier looks like.

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Ancient silky oak downunder

Ted and Jill couldn’t resist sharing this excellent video from Sean Freeman, a leadling light in the Veteran Tree Group of Australia. It clearly shows the classic ancient features of a tree but in this case it is a Silky Oak, Grevillea robusta. Sean compares the old oak with two other younger trees nearby.

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A close look at a massive beech tree

Nev Fay, Chair of the Ancient Tree Forum takes us on a tour of one of the largest beech trees at Savernake. The stem is larger than any in the Czech Republic, and each of the 8 branches is the size of a mature beech tree. The strength…… sorry about the end when the video doesn’t get switched off – we havent learnt how to edit them yet.

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