In the last few days I paid a visit to the old home place and went for a scout around in the bog. There are birch in abundance, many stunted by the wind and the poor nutrition. I collected a couple along with a scraggy pine, and inspected a few others that I had shaped a bit during the summer. I think I'll leave them til next winter and try to focus on the trees I have already for the season ahead...
|panorama of industrial old industrial peat bog, County Offaly|
|a stunted birch growing along the edge of a turf bank|
|an extra pair of hands..|