The Horse Chestnut will be sorely missed by locals, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts (it was a favourite roost for the local Barn Owls). Over the last few years the tree has been throwing out new growth at ground level, so it should live on in another form for a few more years, but the giant has gone.
Quote of the day:
“All your renown is like the summer flower that blooms and dies; because the sunny glow which brings it forth,
soon slays with parching power.”
– Alighieri Dante
Forage in August for:
Blackberries, Elderberries, Damsons, Hazelnuts, Wild Plums, Wild Strawberries