Category Archives: Environment

Tree Stories of Epping Forest

I have been busy in the last few months photographing and speaking to people who live, work, study and visit Epping Forest. Read on to find out about some of the interesting people I have met along the way. Over … Continue reading

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The Forest is Changing…

The landscape and trees of Epping Forest are always changing. Seasonal changes are the most obvious and I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to the vibrant colours that are coming with the Autumn. Sadly there are also physical … Continue reading

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Up High on Pole Hill with the Conservation Arborists

At the beginning of August 2017 I spent a day observing and photographing the Conservation Arborists working at Pole Hill in Epping Forest. What is a Conservation Arborist/Arboriculturalist? In Epping Forest there are 3 teams of Conservation Arborists with a … Continue reading

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24th July 2017 – Thank you!

I would like to say a huge thank you to all those people who attended my ‘Ancient Trees of Epping Forest’ exhibition during July at the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.  I had some very positive feedback and enjoyed showing people … Continue reading

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5th July 2017 Exhibition is Almost here!

It has been a hectic few weeks but I am almost ready for my first solo photographic exhibition of the Ancient Trees of Epping Forest. Over the next few days I shall be mounting and framing my work and laying … Continue reading

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Beeches of Flagstaff Hill in Epping Forest

Back in April I was introduced to ‘Big Bill’ which is an important keystone tree at Flagstaff Hill, near High Beech in Epping Forest. This is an impressive tall and straight pollarded Beech which is used for training arborists in climbing and health … Continue reading

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Search for the Aeroplane Tree on Pole Hill

This week I met with a lady called Cheryl at Pole Hill who used to play there as a child in the 1960s.  Pole Hill is in Chingford and sits on the border between Greater London and Essex in line with the … Continue reading

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Deer Shelter Plain

Recently I visited Deer Shelter Plain with Jeremy Dagley.  It is a small triangle of land off of the busy Wake Arms Roundabout to the North of Great Monk Wood in Epping Forest. I’ve driven past it many times but … Continue reading

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Icelandic Troll

  They say if you look at the landscape long enough in Iceland you will see a troll. Can you see one in my picture? He has a curly horn, big forehead, moustache, beard and his huge arm is resting … Continue reading

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Ice Cave

Inside a glacial ice cave. Taken whilst glacier hiking in Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland. A splash of creative colour added whilst editing.

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Springhead Trust in Dorset

This is the Springhead Trust, a Rural and Sustainability Centre in Dorset where I was lucky enough to teach a photography course last week.

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Reach for the Sky wins award in IGPOTY

I am thrilled to say that I had two images placed in the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition.  Both were in the ‘Greening the City’ category.  I was a finalist for one and highly commended for the other. … Continue reading

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Ancient Silver Birch in Suffolk

Anyone heard of Pro Arb Magazine? I have some images and a quote in the Ancient Tree Forum’s January column in this magazine. This article is about a beautiful ancient Silver Birch tree which is possibly the oldest one in … Continue reading

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Glacier Lines

Taken in Iceland

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Plane Trees are Beautiful

This wide angle image was taken lying on the forest floor looking up the tree.  I only had a few dead leaves and twigs stuck in my hair as a result but it was worth it to get this picture. … Continue reading

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