Author Topic: Trees  (Read 18104 times)

AndyK

Re: Trees
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2012, 07:16:08 pm »

Autumn light by Takumar, on Flickr

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Re: Trees
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2013, 05:03:18 pm »
Old tree in the Topkapi Palace grounds in Istanbul.

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Trees
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2013, 03:44:45 pm »
Normal enough tree seen in Seville in July of this year.



But wait a minute! On closer inspection … "What's this!?" you might say? Well, I dunno. Difficult to climb for sure!!



Just found out it's called Chorisia speciosa (Silk floss tree). Originally from Brazil.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Trees
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2013, 03:54:58 pm »
Another tree in Alcazar gardens in Seville. We really are talking gnarled!

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Trees
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2013, 03:56:23 pm »
Technically a grass I know, but I can't resist bamboo. Yummy.

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2013, 11:07:28 pm »
Rust never sleeps

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Re: Trees
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2013, 11:18:16 pm »

Untitled by davidmamartin, on Flickr
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« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2013, 12:04:42 am »
Excellent, David, I really like that. 

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« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2013, 01:22:55 am »
I spent a considerable amount of time outside the entrance of the Davenant Foundation School last Friday morning. So I was able to admire the diptych of a Dawn Redwood and a Gingko, both Chinese trees which can be described as 'Living Fossils'. The site manager thought the Metasequoia was a Swamp Cypress, an easy mistake to make.

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« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2013, 08:00:48 pm »
D, there was a Dawn Redwood at the cottage we stay stay at near Grasmere for at least the twenty years we have been there.  Sadly, this year it had gone.  Is this horticultural vandalism, or has there been a disease specific to them?

Peter

Re: Trees
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2013, 08:24:55 pm »
D, there was a Dawn Redwood at the cottage we stay stay at near Grasmere for at least the twenty years we have been there.  Sadly, this year it had gone.  Is this horticultural vandalism, or has there been a disease specific to them?

Peter
  More the opposite to disease. They have no pests and diseases, as they are from a remote part of China. Dendrophiles plant them as ornamentals before they have any real idea of how big they will grow. A similar story happens with Blue Atlas Cedars, which people think are some sort of dwarf conifer. The result is that they outgrow their setting, and get felled.

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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2013, 01:01:09 am »
That's a real shame.  We loved that tree, although it was out of place.  There used to be about six in the well of a roundabout in Rochdale until one of the annual re-alignments of our roads caused them to be felled.

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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2013, 09:54:40 am »
There's always a rush to plant newly discovered trees, the current favourite is Wollemi Pine. There is no way of knowing how big they might grow in our conditions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wollemia
Introductions can behave radically differently. Purple Loosestrife is a major pest in Canada, but innocuous in the UK.
http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/plants-terrestrial/purple-loosestrife/

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« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2013, 11:06:17 am »
They seem to have got their own back with Canada Balsam (bobbies' helmets)!

PH

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« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2013, 09:29:00 pm »


No need to ask which way the wind blows

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« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2013, 03:47:49 pm »



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Re: Trees
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2013, 12:21:24 pm »
Reputed to be Britain's biggest monkeypuzzle plantation.

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Re: Trees
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2013, 04:51:46 pm »
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

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« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2014, 08:46:06 pm »
Sleeping:

P3174006m by TJ Clarion, on Flickr
Getting there...

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« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2014, 10:07:51 pm »
Janus the Ent:


P3210045m by TJ Clarion, on Flickr
Getting there...

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Re: Trees
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2014, 11:58:05 pm »
I rode past this oak tree on Saturday and just had to stop to have a look at it. I didn't have a camera with me so hopefully Streetview will make do
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.968704,-2.220291,3a,15y,203.94h,86.09t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sP-f5VdIoTpC9kTpqhpotSQ!2e0
It's the coolest hollow tree ever! Open at the top with one natural hole in the above-ground roots, someone's taken a chainsaw and cut a square window/door in it. Inside is all black, whether from lightning strike, fires lit by Merry Men and Outlaws, or something else, I don't know. The only regret is the 'door' is a bit too small for an adult to get in.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

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« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2014, 10:56:02 pm »
I really liked this one, near Westow in North Yorkshire:

tree by dean.clementson, on Flickr

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Re: Trees
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2014, 05:41:34 pm »
The National Botanical Gardens Carmarthenshire.

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Re: Trees
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2014, 05:51:44 pm »
#1son having a snooze.



Still in the "Mechanical Gardens". (Old family joke)


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Re: Trees
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2014, 08:57:26 am »
Ooh, I do like a good tree.  Some great ones above.  Here's one I found last week.