Jimper’s Jottings April 2001

The Weather has Taken it’s Toll of Trees

This wet and windy Winter has taken its toll on the woods around Southern England. The floors of every copse are carpeted in dead wood. Soon this old wood will become infested with fungi, insects and lichen. Over time they will turn all the dead wood into humus for future plants and trees. The decaying wood becomes home for all the insects and upon them the birds will feast the whole year round. The wood being snapped off from the trees has the same effect as the gardener pruning his roses it gives the trees more vigour to grow and in the place of the old bough that fell it is not surprising to find two or more sprouting out. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings April 2001