Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Red


Here is another photo from Westonbirt. This Acer is just a one of the many trees that make up the pallet of colours in autumn at the Arboretum. Westonbirt Arboretum, just outside Tetbury (home of Prince Charles), has one of the largest collections of trees in the world and is England's national arboretum. It is renowned at this time of year for its autumn colours and attracts thousands of visitors. The Arboretum is split into two parts - the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood. The Old Arboretum was created in the 1850's by Holford and includes many rare and exotic trees. Silk Wood is a more traditional woodland and can be traced back to the thirteenth century. It has many more common trees including Oak and Ash. It is also home to the National Japanese Maple Collection. The Silk Wood also contains a 2000 year old Lime, which we managed to miss!

2 comments:

Phoebe said...

What amazing colours!

Neva said...

Do trees really live to be 2000 years old? Wow....

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