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.


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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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The Ankerwyke Yew (Taxus baccata)


The Ankerwyke Yew grows near the River Thames opposite Runnymede. It has a massive hollow trunk and may be 2,500 years old, and so was probably a sizeable tree when the Romans came. It may well have been a silent witness to the negotiations between King John and the Barons that led to the Magna Carta in 1215.


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Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) in winter


The Tulip Tree is a native of North America, and was introduced to England in the seventeenth century. This specimen grows next to Taplow House Hotel and a local legend says that it was planted by Elizabeth I, which would probably make it the oldest Tulip Tree in this country.


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Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) in summer


In summertime the heavy foliage of this Tulip Tree masks much of the structure of the tree. Drawn from a different angle this is the same Tulip Tree, possibly planted by Elizabeth I, that I drew in winter.


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Yew (Taxus baccata)


This Yew grows in the churchyard at Old Windsor and may well be 500 to 1000 years old. Some of the old branches have been removed and the centre of the trunk is rotting away. However new branches are growing out and rejuvenating the tree.


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Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior), Denham, Suffolk


Mature ash tree growing along a field boundary in Constable country. Possibly the artist saw this tree when he walked these meadows nearly 200 years ago, when it would have been a sapling.


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Common Lime (Tilia x europaea) Tree with Mistletoe (Viscum album) growing in a hedgrow at Taplow


Mistletoe is a common parasite of Lime trees in South Buckinghamshire.


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Druid's Oak (Quercus rober), Burnham Beeches


Ancient oak, possibly 800 years old.


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Trunk of Druid's Oak (Quercus rober), Burnham Beeches


Massive hollow trunk of the ancient 800 year old tree.


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King Offa's Oak (Quercus rober) in Summer, Windsor Great Park


Ancient Oak, possibly 1,200 years old and dating from the reign of the Anglo-Saxon King Offa.


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King Offa's Oak (Quercus rober) in Winter, Windsor Great Park


Ancient Oak, possibly 1,200 years old and dating from the reign of the Anglo-Saxon King Offa.


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American Red Oak (Quercus rubra), Burnham Park


In 2011 it was the tallest American Red Oak in Buckinghamshire.


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Horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) with Mistletoe (Viscum album), Eton


The mistletoe has developed over the last 25 years from a single clump.


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