SU1365 : Beech trees, West Woods

taken 6 years ago, near to Lockeridge, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Beech trees, West Woods
Beech trees, West Woods
These beech trees were all planted to replace the ancient woodland of mainly oak and hazel coppice that stood in this western outlier of Savernake Forest before 1928 when the Olympic Agricultural Committee sold it to a consortium of local businessmen who clear-felled the whole wood. LinkExternal link The wood is now managed by the Forestry Commission. LinkExternal link Thinning has become necessary, and many of these young beech trees are marked with pink slashes for removal. The trees thrive on this layer of clay-with-flints which overlies the Upper Chalk, and these woods are famous for their spring bluebells. At this time of year, though, beech mast from the fallen leaves and beech-nuts builds up on the forest floor.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1393 6588 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.5075N 1:48.0710W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1388 6583
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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