Mollyblobs

By mollyblobs

Slow Fell

On a brief visit to Thorpe Wood, I bumped into several staff from the Wildlife Trust, who were carrying out safety works required because of the effects of ash dieback. This leaning ash tree had been saved from felling a few years ago, because I found a very local liverwort on its bark, and just had its top removed - it was known as Sarah's tree!

Sadly, it too had succumbed to ash dieback so, as I'd found the same liverwort on other leaning trees away from the path, it was agreed that they should fell it while they were on site. It seemed fitting that I watched its final moments - it fell very slowly! 

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