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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Weeping Beech

For those who were enquiring at yesterday evening's talk where this magnificent weeping beech is growing; it is in the local park at Evesham in Worcestershire. I have never seen a better specimen.

                                                     Beech in Evesham Local Park

If anyone wishes to visit this 1,000 year old Oak, which has a girth of 9.08 metres, it is at Ripley Park in Yorkshire. Originally it would have stood within the Forest of Knaresborough. But this was not a Forest of trees as we understand the term.

                                                       Ancient Oak at Ripley Park


Annie Honjo said...

Thank you Philip, for such a fascinating, informative and enjoyable talk - I think everyone learned a lot from it, I certainly did! I hope you will be able to give us another talk in 2018 - perhaps about the trees in your own wood up in Tod?

Steve Blacksmith said...

I agree with Annie that your talk was excellent Philip.

I omitted to talk about on the quality of your photography when I proposed a vote of thanks at the meeting. The sunset scene at the end, with the church tower and winter branches framing the foreground was hauntingly beautiful.

I was intrigued to see the photos illustrating your idea that old trees, especially the wide open-grown oaks "grow downwards" in their mature centuries, after a couple of centuries of being tall while young and middle-aged. As Annie put it - really fascinating. Perhaps we as a Society should have an excursion to Ripley to the oak in the photo above.

Philip said...

As it was my first talk I was unsure how it would go, so thanks Steve and Annie for those kind comments.

Marrop said...

Very informative Philip & great photos!

Philip said...

Thanks Mick. Glad you found it of interest.