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arboretum

Though autumn storms rage

the tree grips the earth, grounded,

waiting for the spring

Acer campestre - field maple

Acer campestre – field maple

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Carpinus betulus - common hornbeam

Carpinus betulus – common hornbeam

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Chaemaecyparis lawsoniana - Lawson's cypress

Chaemaecyparis lawsoniana – Lawson’s cypress

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Fagus sylvatica - common beech

Fagus sylvatica – common beech

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Olea europaea - European olive

Olea europaea – European olive

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Platanus orientalis - the oriental plane

Platanus orientalis – the oriental plane

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Quercus - the Cambridge Oak. Thought to be a hybrid of Q. robur and Q. rugosa

Quercus – the Cambridge Oak. Thought to be a hybrid of Q. robur and Q. rugosa

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Sequoiadendron giganteum - the giant sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum – the giant sequoia

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Taxus baccata - the common yew

Taxus baccata – the common yew

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Zelkova carpinifolia - the caucasian zelkova

Zelkova carpinifolia – the caucasian zelkova

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unknown beauty at the arboretum Volcji Potok in Slovenia

unknown beauty at the arboretum Volcji Potok in Slovenia

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The Cambridge University Botanic Gardens welcome everyone (for a very reasonable entrance fee) with a combination of a beautiful english garden, a little (not too hardcore) education, and a wealth of fascinating trees. Highly recommended.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 2

Here are a few favourites from a recent visit.

A little education…

for grown-ups

for grown-ups

...and for the younger generation.

…and for the younger generation.

and for the more nerdy?

and for the more nerdy?

Plus of course, beautiful vistas

city centre tranquillity

city centre tranquillity

and wonderful specimen trees

miniature pine

miniature pine

More to follow another day…