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10 thoughts on “The Ancient Holly”
Thanks Elina 🙂
How ancient would you guess it to be?
I wouldn’t like to say, I’m no holly expert 🙂
Supposedly there is one in England that is 400 years old; that’s ancient! And holly is a plant that we are encouraged to remove from our gardens and landscapes because it likes the NZ climate far too well.
Yes I can understand that holly would pose a threat to your native species because it can dominate the under-storey in woodlands, and can shade out other plant species, as it does here. But you don’t often see old trees that have managed to get away from the constant pressure of sheep and, in North Wales, deer and goat browsing. And the one pictured there will have had to contend with some pretty harsh winters. A really nice thing about this place, which unfortunately I don’t have a picture of, is the bright red holly berries drop into the little stream that runs alongside and over time several holly trees have grown along the bank where again sheep haven’t been able to graze the young saplings
Hi Mike. I guess Snowdonia National Park is a place which are worth visiting. It could be somewhere in Narnia 🙂
All the best,
You definitely wouldn’t be disappointed Hanna 🙂
It must have seen a lot coming and going…
And, again, beautiful colours!
It’s definitely had to put up with a lot by the looks of it Steffi 😉