The trees are mighty, one hundred foot plus specimens towering over the landscape. I've never paid the slightest attention to them before, which shows how much we take them for granted, and how little I personally know about them.
Tree recognition. Another for the "to do" list.
One tree is particular caught my eye. I'm led to believe it is a horse chestnut, a conker tree of tremendous size, and judging by the wizened, tumerous bark, great age. It seems to be sporting male and female catkins, or cones, of a sort at the moment, and one wonders what this tree has seen over the years.
|A tree of renown|