Orkney Poplars

Orkney Poplars

Observation - Orkney Poplars - UK and Ireland. Description: The only colony of native aspen on the Orkney mainland is found on cliffs on the eastern side of the

The only colony of native aspen on the Orkney mainland is found on cliffs on the eastern side of the bay here and has a different genetic make-up to aspen found elsewhere in the islands.
It is struggling I think. Whilst the foliage looks bright, the root system is exposed in a number of places and winds will take their toll. This is one of two small plots, the other, not far away, is not suffering as much.
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This is just outside the permitted, or suggested, distance for those of us who are Self-Isolating but I was there on other business, so took the small risk (of an accident)
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One for the isolation tag then - click on it to see the whole Collection
Also check the six fig collection - ALL with the same OS 6 figure reference