Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)

Although less susceptible than English Elm, Wych Elm can succumb to Dutch Elm Disease, which is why I drew this specimen while it is healthy. It grows close to a road junction near where I live, and displays the beautiful rounded outline so typical of the species.

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Ancient Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Burnham Beeches

This tree could be 500 years old. It may have been planted as a bundle of saplings which fused together into one massive trunk as they grew. When I draw a tree I am capturing a moment in time and sadly since I drew this specimen most of the right hand side of the trunk has rotted away.

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Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)

Crack Willows are noted for shedding branches, especially in storms. This tree grows by the River Thames at Dorney, but instead of the branch being completely shed it remained attached to the main tree, and then regrew from where the branch touched the riverbank when it fell.

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Walnut (Juglans regia)

Walnut trees were probably introduced by the Romans, and are often found growing near farms and houses. I chose this specimen, which grows in a field beside Dorney Court because I wanted to capture its distinctive bare winter twigs.

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Willow Pollard (Salix fragilis)

This Willow grows with several others along a fence at the edge of Dorney Common. Willows grow from cut stems very easily and so possibly this tree grew from a branch used to block a gap in a hedge. It has been pollarded in the past and was again in January 2018, and is now just a stump.


Two Skeleton Staghorn Oaks (Quercus rober)

Although dead the rotting trunks of these two Oaks provide a home for many fungi as well as insects and birds. They are in Windsor Great Park, and as I drew them the patterns on their trunks seemed to take the form of faces and reminded me of an old couple attempting to dance.

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