Veteran rowan

“Veteran rowanAlthough this particular rowan, or mountain ash, (Sorbus aucuparia) is not a large tree, compared with its taller neighbours, it is still potentially quite old. Because it is such a slow-growing tree a trunk girth of just 1.5m makes it a likely veteran, an assessment supported by the presence of emerging basal shoots.

photo: © Fran Halsall