older and wiser

Imagine if you were an ancient tree… You’d have seen an awful lot in your time. In particular in the arena of men’s fashion: men in leather jerkins, men in velvet puffy pantaloons, and most recently men in tracksuits that rustle as they walk. And perhaps seeing all that might make you think the first lot, who had no time for passing sartorial whims, had it right.

If you have time this weekend then head down to the woods to pay your respect to the wise old trees. And if a tree is so old that three people can barely hug it, tell the Woodlands Trust. They’re trying to log all the best and most ancient trees in the land. And good luck to them we say.


here’s a picture of some of us trying to check how old a tree is