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Gone for a walk
Posted on March 24, 2007 by Ash
Posted on March 10, 2007 by Ash
More photos from my Wednesday wander in the Hermitage of Braid. Monochrome!
This next photo is a closeup of a nicely decomposing dead standing trunk. Check out the little holes made by woodworm or perhaps some kind of bark beetles.
This tall and skinny tree looked like a sycamore. I'm not totally certain it was though - I can't ever remember seeing one so gaunt. But with this being in the bottom of a narrow valley, it would have had to grow tall out of necessity.
Finally, I have a photograph of a fallen branch in the Braid Burn (a burn is the Scots word for a stream or small river).
Posted on March 7, 2007 by Ash
Yesterday I took a walk in the Hermitage of Braid, a small valley woodland area in Edinburgh. The trees are mainly broadleaved species, and there are quite a few big old specimens. Take the following, for example:
Unfortunately, I didn't pay too much attention to what flavour tree it was. From the photograph the branches look beechey but judging by the bark I'd say this is probably some kind of lime (Tilia) or maybe an oak.
Even with all the deciduous trees still devoid of leaves, this little sycamore seedling growing on a burn-side rock appeared like a symbol of the impending spring.
The beech buds in the next picture might remain closed for another month or so yet. Bring on the summer!
Posted on February 23, 2007 by Ash
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and larch on Whitwell Moor.
Posted on February 17, 2007 by Ash
Downy birch (Betula pubescens) on Whitwell Moor.
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