British Wildlife 24.4 April 2013

The Ash: where nature meets history

How do you describe a tree in non-botanical language? With the Ash you could begin with the impression of strength but lightness in its slender architecture: the pale bark, often made paler still be a plastering of lichens, the bold, angular boughs, the dapples of light falling through the fretted leaves. 

Ash – an ecological portrait
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