I commented on the differences between the new and mature woods in my post on the 4th June . Apart from the size of the trees, the most distinctive difference now is between openness and enclosure. The mature woods have a sense of light and three dimensional spaciousness – the open ground is complemented by the roof of the soaring canopy. The new woods are shady and dense – half defined tracks lead into the mysterious, rustling undergrowth.
Photo: The Beechwoods, Cambridge, April 2017