The Survivor – Take One Tree

Whilst on a garden visit recently to the National Trust’s Dunham Massey, we came across an ancient tree just about hanging on to life. There was very little left of the main trunk and what was left was hollow and had lost its bark.

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One branch had found enough life there to grow out from one side and produced  healthy looking growth. It gave the impression of  a young tree growing on top of the remains of a dead one.

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I tried a few of the pics in black and white  to emphasise the textures.

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About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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3 Responses to The Survivor – Take One Tree

  1. What a beauty, and you’ve captured the textures through the monochrome.

  2. We have a Horse Chestnut tree in our front yard that is probably a hundred or more years old. It is decayed, split and I don’t understand how it stays upright from storm to storm. The tenacity of a tree and its root system is amazing.

  3. Lovely post about aging trees. They do grow old gracefully, something I hope to do myself Malc. Margie

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