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Up close and grainy

These intriguing patterns, and a history of the trees’ growth, are now revealed as they await their next journey.

Growth now halted in these felled logs, St Albans, November 2020


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 28 November 2020

Posted as part of Cee’s B&W

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  1. I’ve seen a large tree felled on a nature trail around here. It had died in parts and become a hazard. They cut out a slice of the trunk and allocated years to the rings on the trunk. Floods and droughts could be seen but they also marked historical events like the world wars, emperors born and local poets dying, and since it was a very old tree even the 30-year-war. I love wood and its memory (although I prefer to remember other things than war).

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    • A brilliant idea – good to remind us all how long it takes to replace all the bits of nature that we destroy.
      These trees aren’t as old as that, but it’s still great to see what they hide beneath the bark.

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