Following visits to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and Benmore Botanic Garden, botanical artist Nicola Macartney (collaborating in my GREEN GOLD book project) has started work painting sketches of western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) including foliage, cones and a section of bark. These elements will be included in the final painting
I like how the trees and mist look like clouds. Shot on the Winter Solstice. View file and related images from my album: www.thetreephotographer.com/black_and_white Camera: DMC-G3 Lens: LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6 Focal Length: 300mm Shutter Speed: 1/125 s (with tripod) Aperture: f/5.6 ISO/Film: 200
Photograph (low quality) of a completed drawing by Sarah Simblet for The New Sylva: Small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata)
I’ve long thought that it would be great to have a tree to represent every county across Britain. Have your say in an online survey.
Wishing all my readers a peaceful Christmas and a fruitful New Year Gabriel Hemery See more from this photo series on The Tree Photographer
The authors are searching for the finest example of a common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) tree to feature in The New Sylva. We hope that our readers can help by submitting their favourite ash trees – one of which will be selected and appear in the book frontispiece. Following the outbreak
Every now and then in life you gain sudden clarity of vision about an issue; perhaps triggered by listening to someone erudite, reading something written with super clarity, or seeing it with your own eyes. In my case it is the latter and I’m worried – super worried in fact. I am not prone to exaggeration.
Spring is fast approaching and our attention is beginning to shift to emerging tree flowers. Among the first to appear are the many wind-pollinated species. Trees such as birches, hazel, oaks and willows have beautiful pendulous male catkins, or inflorescences, containing many scaly bracts (flowers) in place of petals seen