Monday 28 September 2020

The Triple Tree: Seeing and Hearing Woodland Magic

Do you have any unusual trees near you? Jane Mortimer took this picture of one she has named the Triple Tree. She wrote: "I went down to Percival Grove with my camera to check out the changing seasons as part of my observance of the Autumn Equinox. I strayed into a wooded corner I hadn't explored before and there was a strong aroma of woody incense, so I wasn't the only one observing! On the way back through the grove, I spotted a tree that was rather unusual. It was all on one plane, with a triple trunk and a fork further up the main trunk. I've named it the Triple Tree." 

Jane added: "Then I tried something I've never done before. I put my ear to each trunk in turn and could hear the churning, sloshing pulse of the sap going up and down. It was awesome. I listened to a few more trees and noticed they all have different sounds and rhythms. Some are quiet, some are loud, and they each pulse at their own pace." 

What a wonderful idea to listen to the sounds that trees make! I have to admit that although I have favourite trees that I visit - and talk to - I probably ought to spend more time listening!   

The photo is copyright Jane Mortimer. 

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