Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Big Trees

Last week I set off from Dorchester to provide a talk about the project to Bournemouth Natural History Museum I decided that I would cut through Kinson to avoid the long journey around on the A35, and to my surprise I noted this Oak standing at a busy junction, with a girth of 5.82m!

Also as part of the project we have been providing advice for landowners. This tree is going to have protection from grazing animals unfortunately the animals have been compacting the soil beneath the tree damaging the rooting system and the mychorrizal fungi which is a beneficial fungi helping the tree access nutrients that aren't very mobile in the soil.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Red Sky at Night

I thought I would post this picture as we have been having some beautiful nights over the winter months, apart from the heavy downfalls!
This tree is standing in a field just as you enter Wimborne onto Julian's Road.

There is also a magnificent lightening tree (Ash) near by which lost its main leader in the winter of 2006. I drive past the tree everyday and I must admit it is one of my favourites!