Hazel DSCF2197

Hazel DSCF2197

Observation - Hazel DSCF2197 - UK and Ireland. Description: This is actually two hazel stools, one large and one small. The branches have joined/fused together as they’ve grown. It has been coppiced in the past but has grown out since the 1950’s? It is an example of many in the area. The diameter around both stoo

This is actually two hazel stools, one large and one small. The branches have joined/fused together as they’ve grown. It has been coppiced in the past but has grown out since the 1950’s? It is an example of many in the area.
The diameter around both stools measured 4.180metres at ground level. The distance between the stools is 370mm. The measurements for the larger of the pair, on the right of photo 2197, are diameter 2.800metres at 250mm high. I measured some of the stems at 1.5metres high, they were 590mm, 530mm, 540mm, 470mm, and 520mm.
The measurements for the smaller of the pair, on the left of photo 2197, are diameter 1.400metres at 250mm high. It has 6 large stems, I measured some of these at 1.5metres high, they were 350mm, 20mm, and 710mm. It’s difficult to indicate which ones these are in the picture.