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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Whitebeam Corruption

Tree-fetish Tuesday #32

I visited Kingley Vale nature reserve at the weekend. The place is very remarkable for its yew trees - there are very few yew forests left in europe - everywhere else yews hold on as single trees or small groups in forests composed primarily of other species.

I will upload some photos of the yews soon, but today I'm hilighting the eldritchifiying effect that yews seem to have on their surroundings - everything in the yew wood is dark and dank and contorted. For example these whitebeam trees - whitebeams are the quintessential suburban standard tree - with a clean, straight trunk and pleasingly regular rounded canopy. Just look what the yew forest did to them!

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