With its multiple stems all arising from very low down, this has something of the look of a hazel. But it’s bigger than a hazel and is an oak that’s been coppiced long ago and has since grown many stems that are now well covered with mosses, liverworts, lichens and polypody ferns. The total cover of those epiphytes is an indication of the very rainy climate in this part of Scotland. Behind it the slope drops very steeply to the River Nant.
Details: Coloured pencil; 2010; 30 cm x 21 cm. Original not for sale; unframed print £30.
Included in the gallery Trees 1