Sunday, 27 May 2012

Splintered woods

The weather has taken its toll on Burley Old's huge trunked leviathans. A tree, weakened by the climatic seesaw of extremes in wet and dry, has finally succumbed to strong winds and now lays prone amongst last years leafs. It did not fall alone, it's path to terra firma struck another which is now also laying horizontal. The removal of two mature crowns from the canopy has opened this area of the wood up to light and in time, new life as colonizers move in; for now it has created an oasis of illumination with the shaded stands.

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