Sweet chestnut and Scot’s pine

“Sweet chestnut and scots pineLarge trees usually stay out of each other’s way, however this Scot’s pine (Pinus sylvestris), an evergreen conifer, is being embraced by a sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa). Both species were extensively planted in the woods during the 19th century, when coppicing was abandoned in favour of producing large timber for industry.

photo: © Fran Halsall