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Trees in the Hall Grounds, Wallsend, Oct 2013

I’m not sure why I class this as a guilty pleasure, perhaps it’s because despite the fact that I am often completely enraptured with the trees that I come across, I am woefully ignorant of their species, their folk-lore and their medicinal uses!  I really can’t tell my Beech from my Sycamore, my Ash from my birch tree.  fortunately the trees don’t seem to mind too much and still pose for my pictures.

The other reason that it is a guilty pleasure is because, as anyone who has ever hiked with me will know, I am always being enticed off the beaten track to snap some amazing tree,  then having to scramble to catch up with everyone.

Despite my arboreal ignorance, I believe that trees have a presence, a distinct personality and a deep connection with the universe and that as humans we should respect and protect the trees in our environment.  Although we may not understand their words, if you listen hard you can their song on every whispered breeze.

Here are some of the pictures I have taken over the past few years – mainly in England and Scotland, but also overseas.

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Crow Bank, Wallsend, Oct 2013

Near Ripon, Nov 2013

Near Ripon, Nov 2013

Near Ripon, Nov 2013

Near Ripon, Nov 2013

Near Ripon, Nov 2013

Near Ripon, Nov 2013

Studley Royal Park, Nov 2013

Studley Royal Park, Nov 2013 (am I just imagining it or does this tree have a slightly phallic bulge?)

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Autumn colours, Studley Royal Park, Nov 2013

Twighlight in Studeley Royal park, Nov 2013

Twilight in Studley Royal park, Nov 2013

Northumberland, Jan 2011

Northumberland, Dec 2011

Blanchland Dec, 2011

Blanchland Dec, 2011

Robin with attitude, Winter, Northumberland 2012

Robin with attitude, Winter, Wallington in Northumberland 2012

Keilder, 2010
Keilder, winter 2010
Blanchland, Winter 2010

Blanchland, Winter 2010

Nr Blanchland, Winter 2010

Holly around an old church Nr Blanchland, Winter 2010

Cedar of Lebanon at Highgate Cemetery, Feb 2010

Cedar of Lebanon at Highgate Cemetery, Feb 2010

Silver Birches, Patterdale, Lake District, Feb 2008

Silver Birches, Patterdale, Lake District, Feb 2008

Border Abbey's Way April 2009

Border Abbey’s Way April 2009

Border Abbeys Walk, Eildon Hills in the distance, April 2009

Border Abbeys Walk, Eildon Hills in the distance, April 2009

River Tweed, Border Abbey's Way, April 2009

River Tweed, Border Abbey’s Way, April 2009

The Robin Hood 'Prince of Thieves' tree, Hadrian's Wall, 2007

The Robin Hood ‘Prince of Thieves’ tree, Hadrian’s Wall, 2007

Windblasted tree on Hadrian's Wall, 2007

Windblasted tree on Hadrian’s Wall, 2007

The Hares hip bones, Rising Sun Nature Park, Summer 2013

The Hares hip bones, Rising Sun Nature Park, Early Summer 2013

Early Summer, 2013

Early Summer, 2013

Scottish Borders, July 2013

Scottish Borders, July 2013

Bushbury, West Midlands, Summer 2005

Bushbury, West Midlands, High Summer 2005

The Vendee Region France, June 2008

The Vendee Region France, June 2008

Vendee, France, June 2008

Vendee, France, June 2008

Cuba, September 2010

Cuba, September 2010

Havana, Cuba, September 2010

Havana, Cuba, September 2010

Volubilis, Morocco, May 2009

Volubilis, Morocco, May 2009

Nile Tree, Egypt 2009

Nile Desert and Trees, Egypt 2009

Nile Trees, Egypt 2009

Nile Trees, Egypt 2009

Dream Tree, Belsay Hall Exhibition, Northumberland

Dream Tree, Belsay Hall Exhibition, Northumberland

The Greenman, Cragside, Northumberland

The Greenman, Cragside, Northumberland

If you want to help to protect native woodlands you can find out more about projects in the UK on the Woodland Trust’s website.

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