Windblown Ancient Trees

Spent a couple of days last week processing windblown trees at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. They blew down in the storm in 2012 and included some ancient oak and chestnut trees that were over 250 years old. The plan is to turn the wood into furniture and woodworks for an exhibition to be held at the Botanics in 2017. I'm looking forward to seeing what my fellow Scottish Furniture Makers Association members make from this beautiful wood.

Keith Threadgall from Real Wood Studios getting carried away - think he's going to need a bigger axe.

Chestnut boards

Dalkeith Country Estate Old Wood

Beautiful old oak trees in the Old Wood at Dalkeith Country Estate. Some of them are over 700 years old so you can excuse them showing their age. The trees were coppiced a few hundred years ago which explains why some of them have regrown in such knarly fashion.