Olav's Wood: General views

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Galleries of photographs

Wildlife in the woods






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Photographs of Olav's Wood

Here is a gallery of photographs of Olav's Wood, taken mainly in July 2009. The full-size images are available by clicking on the pictures.

The first trees planted in the woods.

Sycamores planted by Helen Manson in the 1970s.
These are on the slope above the right-hand bank
of the burn, by what is now Helen's Path.
Olav's Wood - Spruce and Pine Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
Dense spruce and pine forest. An area of newer plantation, with Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
in the foreground.
Olav Dennison Oback Burn, Olav's Wood
Olav Dennison at the entrance to the woodland. Oback burn runs through the woodland.
Oback Burn Nothofagus
Another view of the burn. One of the Southern Beeches established here.
Olav's Wood - South Ronaldsay Willow, Olav's Wood
A path through wet woodland. A very attractive willow, widely planted in the upper wood.
Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather 
(Erica cinerea), Tormentil (Potentilla erecta) Sweet Chestnut
Heathland: Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)
and Tormentil (Potentilla erecta).
Establishing trees here is not easy: A young
Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) in its plastic protection from
wind, encroaching vegetation and predation.
A beautiful, but fleeting, sunset over the woodland. [Aug 2011] Stephen Manson, keeping the paths open. [Aug 2011]
Stephen Manson and Gordon Thomson
after installing a sign for Helen's Wood. [May 2015]
Anne Rydeheard by her mum's sign. [May 2015]