Monday, 29 December 2014

Christmas left-overs

 
Left over from last season's green, growing time, brown, grey and yellow leaves carpet the woodland floor.  But they are not wasted.  As they rot down with the help of fungi, bacteria, and tiny minibeasts like the springtails, they help to renew the soil.
 
 
Here in Filnore Woods I took these pictures in the old tree nursery, where non-native trees still grow, left over from the planting stock of former Northavon Council's street and open space section.
 
 
The yellows are leaves of the Tree Cotoneaster and the greys and browns are from the Silver Maple.


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