This week is National Tree Week where the UK celebrates it’s trees and starts the winter tree planting. Trees are vitally important for our climate, air quality and numerous other species, from large mammals to the tiniest invertebrates.
At Wellesley Woodlands we have a large range of different trees, coniferous and deciduous. In Rushmoor Bottom there are big stands of Beech which are over 100 years old. They are now being to reach the end of their life but even still they play host to fungi and bats, living within their stem, roots and branches. I love how gnarled and twisted they can get.