TM1397 : Lower Wood Nature Reserve - a colourful forest canopy

taken 10 years ago, near to Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, Great Britain

Lower Wood Nature Reserve - a colourful forest canopy
Lower Wood Nature Reserve - a colourful forest canopy
What remains of the autumn foliage on these tall hornbeam trees has been turned into a fiery orange hue when illuminated by the low December sunshine.

Lower Wood > Link has existed since the end of the last ice age. It is recorded in the Domesday book and has supplied the local population with timber for hundreds of years up until the 1970s. A legacy of the wood's working past are the many coppiced trees > Link - Link dating from the times when ash poles were supplied to a brush-making factory in nearby Wymondham. The woodland is also one of the best places in Norfolk to see hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus). The sycamores that grow here are in the process of being removed - they are not native to the UK and threaten plant growth on the woodland floor. The 37 hectares of ancient coppice and woodland > Link are now a nature reserve and SSSI, managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and traversed by a number of tracks and paths.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 December, 2009
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Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 135 978 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.2178N 1:8.8781E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 135 979
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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