Sunday, 15 June 2008

What tree is that ?


Come on you tree buffs - name that tree ?





Here's a leaf . . .





The tree was behind The Youth Camp at Fineshade Wood behind these eco-shelters where we slept for 2 nights.



Fineshade Wood is an ancient mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland with waymarked walks, car park and Caravan Club site. The wood contains rich semi-natural native woodland, as well as areas of conifers that are gradually being restored to site-native broadleaf woodland under the 'Ancient Woodland Project'. The wood was coppiced for many centuries, and the remnant coppice banks can still be seen. The coppice was used in the past for charcoal making, and there is evidence of medieval and Roman iron smelting in the wood.
Leaflets are available from the atrium in Top Lodge, near the car park and caravan site entrance.

The full story of ecoFest tomorrow . . .

5 comments:

Andy said...

A maple, surely? Maybe boxelder, ash leaf maple?

Maxine said...

Got to be an Acer - possibly a Heldreich' Maple?

Jon said...

Maxine nicked my comment!

TREEWRIGHT said...

No - none of you are right so far

miss rika said...

First thought it was a sycamore, but I'm a literature major . . .