Thursday, 9 April 2009

The iron-eating tree

From the land of Irn-Bru - where else? - comes the story of an ancient sycamore which has absorbed over the years such objects as an anchor and a bicycle, whose handlebars can still be seen protruding from the trunk.

I am grateful to the latest issue of "Broadleaf", the magazine of the Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw in Wales) for the reference. There is more on Forestry Commission Scotland's web pages.

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