After the wind and rain of the past few days, we were greeted by dry and occasionally sunny weather today. A few days ago I mentioned, in a comment on one of these posts, that a favourite tree of ours had suffered serious wind damage. The storms we have now are more violent and frequent due largely to the approaching climate emergency, which is throwing local weather into a much more volatile state. A couple of regular commenters were interested and concerned, so today we revisited the place on our walk, and I took pictures of the current state of this beech tree that stands sentinel to a stone quarry still occasionally used by the Forestry Commission, who manage the forest. I’ve included that picture here, along with one taken a couple of years ago, when the tree was in its prime.
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