6th August

fencing twisted pines

Repairing  and replacing the vandalised ches-pale fencing around the twisted pines was todays objective for the group.

The gnarled twisted pines are fascinating in the way that they have grown in response to the salt laden coastal winds. Arching as if trying to  escape and seek the protection of the surrounding woodland, they are are some of the most iconic trees in East Lothian.twisted pine

Fences were erected c.ten years ago in response to people cutting of limbs for firewood meaning they will hopefully be around for generations to enjoy until the next lot of saplings take their place.