Friday 4 September 2009

Stackpole Estate Woods

Mature rhodedendrons dominating the understorey.
An area of cleared rhodendendrons ,ferns regenerating.
Showing the dominance of rhodedendrons.
Felled but not defeated, every last scrap will regrow.
Why the timber has to be cleared or burnt to stop vegetative regrowth.

The woods at Stackpole are planted but since the war have not been managed. Rhodedendrons have run wild and the standard trees are reaching maturity.
The estate are managing the woods, but must be prepared for rampant blackberries to colonate the cleared ground. The most attractive regrowth are the ferns and bryophytes.

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