Category Archives: Gnarly

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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Morning at Barn Hoppitt, Epping Forest

Today I left my home at 6:30am so I could catch the early morning light shining on one of my favourite trees by the pond at Barn Hoppitt.  I was not disappointed, it was a beautiful spring day, the birds … Continue reading

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Reflections in Epping Forest

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Ancient Oaks at Epping Forest

Ultra wide angle shot for a bit of creative photography

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Against All Odds!

This lime tree in Norfolk is refusing to give up!

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500 Year Old Oriental Plane Tree

This oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis)  is one of two located just outside the Renaissance gardens and arboretum of Trsteno in Croatia.  They are thought to be approximately 500 years old and have a colourful history including helping to save … 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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Yew Tree & Roots

One of the Wakehurst Yews. The Victorians planted these Yew trees and their roots have grown in a spectacular way over the boulders to get a foothold in the soil.

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