The Ancient Beech

Trees, Woods & Forests
The Ancient Beech by Lesley Gooding

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Photographer: Lesley Gooding (see profile)
Competition: Competition 13
Category: Trees, Woods & Forests
Location: Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


Upon exploring this ancient forest for the first time, I wandered off the main path and came upon this gnarled and knotted Fagus (beech) tree set in a small clearing. Clothed in autumn colour it was such a magnificent sight to behold.

This tree lives safely in the Savernake Forest, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and comprises of a sprawling 2,750 acres.


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