It’s National Tree Week in the UK, “an annual celebration to start the UK’s winter tree planting season”. With the diabolically wet weather right now, let’s hope all those keenly dug planting holes are not a complete wash out. (Trees can drown too).
For those who would like to learn more, maybe even to support the cause, here are three excellent authorities to inform:
THE UK TREE COUNCIL
TIMES EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT (TES) – teaching resources
And for those who just like to look at interesting trees, here’s what is claimed to be the “most famous tree in England” – The Major Oak (Robin Hood’s Oak) in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. It has a girth of 33 feet and is estimated between 800 and 1000 years old.
above Kotor, with October storms
Today’s post is unashamedly a travel post – with a fine tree enjoying the view from high above Kotor, on the road from Cetinje, in Montenegro – “One of the most dramatic trips in Montenegro, if not the whole of Europe” [Rough Guide to Montenegro].
For those more comfortable in the virtual world, here’s a modern view of the same stunning route.
turn, turn, turn!
Bohinj lightning spikes
trees, mountain, sky, coalesce
under thunder rolls
AFTER THE STORM
sky retreats, sun drawn
trees reclaim their proper place
Triglav, Slovenia, August 2012