Trees

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The Great Hawthorn of Savernake.
Location: Savernake Forest, Wiltshire
Jill goes out with verifiers – David Alderman, Dave Kenny and Steve Waters from the Ancient Tree Inventory, to see a magnificent sprawling ancient hawthorn tree in the southern part of Savernake Forest. The single layering hawthorn has a crown span of nearly 30m!
Willow Roots in Water
Location: Lac du Der, near St Dizier, France.
Ted talks about the remarkable old willows that stand round the edge of this huge man-made reservoir in the valley of the River Marne. As the water levels go up and down the roots are either inundated or exposed to the air – how do that manage that?
Hollowing Horse Chestnuts
Ted looks at the hollowing processes of a horse chestnut tree