I really love the new leaves of the Oak (Quercus robur).
Starting with a red tinge they quickly change to a to lovely shiny light lime green. It may be one of the last trees to get its leaves, but it is well worth the wait.
The young Oak leaves start with a red ting, before turning a bright, light green
Young Oak leaves have a lovely shiny light green colour
Sunlight dappled through the lime green leaves
The largest Oak in the Woods, by the loop junction on the main track in Harridge Woods West.
Oak on the loop opposite the picnic area
Silver Birch Bark – near the Dew pond
Hazel Bark – Taken near Stone Bridge
Alder Bark – Taken near the Road bridge in Netttlebridge
Ask Bark – An old Ash Tree near stone bridge
Beech Bark – on the ridge of Ashwick Grove
Norway Spruce Bark – near Harridge West entrance
Larch Bark – tree near the entrance of Harridge West
Wild Cherry Bark – This is one of two trees at the Entrance to Harridge West
Western Red Cedar Bark – This tree is just above the main track
Oak Bark – A Medium sized tree near the stone bridge
Holly Bark – large tree at the top of Limekiln Wood
The bright winters sun has been ideal for photographing close ups of all the different types of tree bark.