A week ago, a large branch-like section of one of the trees growing close to the Brook by the Red Hill footbridge crashed down blocking the footpath.
Yesterday it was cut into moveable sections. Daniel wondered what the age of the tree was-I’ve included a photo of cross-section through the shorter of the two main branches, that shows two interesting things-
a) The annular rings
b) A couple of wasps feeding on the tree sap.
To attempt to answer Daniel’s question-the larger branch has about 12 annular rings. However, we assume that the tree is much older-as about 12 years ago, the original tree was cut down, as part of it was rotten.