"Larch Roses, Styal Woods, Wilmslow, Cheshire

Observation - "Larch Roses, Styal Woods, Wilmslow, Cheshire - UK and Ireland. Description: A large area of woodland had been felled during walk through Styal Woods. We are not familiar with this area and had no idea of tree species but couldn’t help noticing these beautiful pink ‘buds which seemed to resonate amongst the chaos of destruction (P

A large area of woodland had been felled during walk through Styal Woods. We are not familiar with this area and had no idea of tree species but couldn’t help noticing these beautiful pink ‘buds which seemed to resonate amongst the chaos of destruction (Photo 4). From research we now understand that these are the female flowers, often called ‘Larch Roses’ which, when pollinated by the male flowers will produce the egg shaped cones which can be seen in Photos 5,6. The Larch stand was apparently felled to prevent spread of the fungus-like pathogen (Phytophthora ramorum) – further details available at National Trust website (link added to comments).