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David Humphries

The next generation

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We've undertaken various actions to try and keep it standing over the last 10 years or so, including Haloing the adjacent canopies, gently bouncing heavy snow fall off the branches and tethering it to a neighbouring beech.








Video of the tethering.......







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With not a lot left we can do for the actual tree we've now turned our attention to putting in a replacement.


7 years ago a colleague collected seeds from cones from another old local pine and managed to germinate 3 seedlings.

These are now ready to go out as replacements for some of the older Pines across the site.





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Hopefully it will thrive in its new home in what is a very healthy soil, and will get the chance to grow in the shadow of its illustrious older relative for many years to come.







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Interesting reading.


Sods law says that when you come to fell the old pine, someone either tracks over the youngster with the chipper or mewp, or whips a saw through it 'to make some space':biggrin:

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