The magnificent trees of Wantage
Wantage has some of the most wonderful trees. I mean, just really, really cool trees. Every time I go on my dog walks and pass one of these trees, I stop and think, damn! that's a super cool tree!
I am reading a book by Peter Wohlleben, called The Hidden Life of Trees. A wonderful insight into the ecology and social nature of trees. Wohlleben puts forward an exceptionally moving argument for the social network of the worlds trees and how they care for each other.
Seeing the beautifully aged trees around Wantage you can absolutely accept the idea of these wonderful species communication with each other in an ancient and altruistic way.
|A tree growing on another (fallen) tree!