TM1497 : Ash-art in Lower Wood Nature Reserve

taken 5 years ago, near to Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, Great Britain

Ash-art in Lower Wood Nature Reserve
Ash-art in Lower Wood Nature Reserve
Some of the branches have been formed to create a round structure which would seem as yet incomplete.

This area has recently been cleared and all smaller trees were coppiced, with the cut stems tidily arranged in bundles, ready for collection. The tall trees left standing are hornbeams.

Lower Wood > LinkExternal 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 > LinkExternal 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) > LinkExternal link. 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 > LinkExternal 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
Saturday, 8 March, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 8 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1413 9795 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.2374N 1:9.3574E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1414 9797
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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