SU3505 : Disintegrating crab apple tree at Furzy Brow, New Forest

4 km from Furzey Lodge, Hampshire, Great Britain

Disintegrating crab apple tree at Furzy Brow, New Forest
Disintegrating crab apple tree at Furzy Brow, New Forest
This is possibly the largest crab apple tree in the Forest, growing on relatively enriched soil in a grassy hollow in the heath at Furzy Brow. At chest-level the trunk has bifurcated and most of the limbs, all still alive and producing fruit, have fallen gently to the ground. The tangle of torn and twisted branches at the point where the limbs met the ground has sheltered brambles, then, in their cover, two new crabs about 20 years old, some younger saplings and several hawthorns. This is a very good illustration of the process of natural regeneration in the face of grazing pressure from the large herbivores (ponies and cattle). [Information from "The New Forest" by Colin R Tubbs, 2001]
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2006
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Sunday, 19 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 25 March, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3580 0500 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.6054N 1:29.5740W
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