Monday, August 20, 2012

Studies Of Longleat Trees



 The trees at Longleat stately home are amazingly varied. A friend has been looking for pictures of nice gnarly tree roots, and I thought that these filled the bill admirably :-)
 


It is difficult to portray the size of the roots; these small ones were the at least the diameter of my thigh.






And a close-up view.






To give an idea of the scale, the seat in the back left will hold at least four people seated.




This is a different tree in an adjacent part of the
Park.












Its roots are very much smaller than the giant we saw earlier, which is probably at least a hundred years older as Longleat House was built in the mid 1500s.



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