A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Saturday 22 December 2012

2000 year old tree cut down

The 2000 year old lime tree at Westonbirt Arboretum has only survived to this age by coppicing. Every 20 years or so it is cut down to ground level to encourage new growth which looks like a thicket of trees but is in fact one tree.Hopefully this will continue for many more cycles.

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