ST8304 : Lime tree, Winterborne Stickland

taken 7 years ago, near to Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, Great Britain

Lime tree, Winterborne Stickland
Lime tree, Winterborne Stickland
The faults of the lime tree is a tendency to hide its lower trunk in a mass of side shoots and burrs as here where it has caused the trunk to become gnarled and knobbled. Normally its bark is smooth, grey and stringy, and birds sometimes strip the bark as a nesting material. The strong bark fibres were once used by gardeners for tying bundles. The creamy white timber is firm, easily carved and very stable. The sculptor and carver Grinling Gibbons (1648-1720) used it extensively. It is also used for hat blocks, shoe trees and piano keys. For a wider view of the tree ST8304 : Lime tree, Winterborne Stickland
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 July, 2010
Category
Tree trunks   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 83501 04564 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.4218N 2:14.1413W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 83501 04564
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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