I have a bit of a tree puzzle, I think I should learn my tree identifications this year! When I walk with Wrecks I sometimes cut through this graveyard where there are 16 Monkey Puzzle Trees growing in a semi-circle. I notice that the trunks have perfectly symetrical circles round them where I presume branches have been at one time and have fallen off so now they are only at the top of the tree. However I have never seen a branch underneath a Monkey Puzzle tree, so what happens.....or are the council just good at taking them off? I must admit I don't like M P trees and I thought they had no value to British wildlife but I have since watched thousands of Starlings roost in them after doing their murmurations over the graveyard! Also it seems the wood pigeons like them too.
The second thing I want to know is what type of tree is this tall leafless tree in the background? There were 3 of them but one has just been felled. Anyone good on tree ID ?
16 hours ago