This mossy birch woodland is within a much larger area that was fenced off from deer many years ago when conifers were being planted. As the planted conifers grew, so did young native broadleaved trees (especially birch) in gaps between the plantings. Since the early 2000s the conifers have gradually been harvested and removed, and the native woodland given a chance to expand into the open felled areas. I was there to survey mosses, liverworts and lichens on trees – a monitoring baseline so that certain trees can be revisited in future to see how their epiphytic mosses/liverwort/lichen cover changes over the years. The broadleaved woodland here is temperate rainforest.
Details: Coloured pencil; 2011; 30 cm x 21 cm. Unframed: original £200; print £30.
Included in the gallery Trees 1