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Trench Wood

Trench wood is a couple of miles from me near the village of Dunhampsted. It is managed by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and covers some 42 hectares. It was once owned by Harris Brushes and was planted to suply whitewood for paintrush and broom  handles. It is also a butterfly reserve.

Trench Wood

Trench wood is a couple of miles from me near the village of Dunhampsted. It is managed by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and covers some 42 hectares. It was once owned by Harris Brushes and was planted to suply whitewood for paintrush and broom  handles. It is also a butterfly reserve.

comments (23)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 15 Mar 2013, 00:16
Lovely shot at a great angle smile I would love to see any captures you might have of the butterfly reserve.
Bill Phillips: I saw a butterfly hunter up there but he hadn't seen any. Still a bit cold but I will go up again when it is a bit warmer and see what I can find!
I like this framing Bill... there seems to be a lot of brushes in the bushes here with the butterflies...
i once brought a toothpick into the forest... threw it up in the sky and said welcome home grin....petersmile
Bill Phillips: This wood needs some work on it but it is a big job
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Mar 2013, 06:49
Harris Brushes owned paintbrush and broom-handle trees? Someone needs to come up with a good limerick about thst, Bill. smile
Bill Phillips: Well it makes sense as the factory was only a few miles away. Sadly these days it is barely worth bothering to harvest the small thinnings
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Mar 2013, 07:06
And a lot of that wood would have been used to slap on the paint you used to flog

What goes around comes around...
Bill Phillips: Indeed so. I had not considered it in that light
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Mar 2013, 07:12
a fine area - I never heard the word 'whitewood' or 'trench wood' - an interesting perspective -and the eyes become longer and longer crawling up the trees till their top.
Bill Phillips: Trench Wood is the name of the place. There are two types of softwoods. Whitewood and redwood. The most common whitewoods are the Spruces and the most common redwood is, I suppose, the various pines.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Mar 2013, 07:15
I had not heard the wood type before
Bill Phillips: See my reply to Philine smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Mar 2013, 07:23
WOW, that tree will make a fine paintbrush. Great shot, love your POV and the blue sky smile
Bill Phillips: It would have a nice long handle for reaching the high up corners wink
Wow, a great movement feel here Bill! Well done.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Richard
Seems a good place to visit Billiam
Bill Phillips: It is. Looks lovely when the bluebells come out
Have you tried painting by numbers, you might be better at it than photography.
Bill Phillips: On seconds thoughts, you can buy both the breakfast and the fish and chips. And don't let me discover you have been smoking or you will really be in trouble
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Mar 2013, 08:22
Now they come from China I suspect and Harris is nothing more than a brand. I find it so depressing - one day we will wake up to the realisation that advertising is all a con...

... whooops sorry. Sttarted going off on one!

You get a sense of the claustrophobia in the densely packed coppice.
Bill Phillips: They still have the place at Stoke Prior but I don't know if anything is made there. I rather doubt it
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 15 Mar 2013, 09:25
Wow, this is good Bill, I feel that I am falling backwards as I look at it. Thanks for a great day yesterday, and for all the driving.
Bill Phillips: It was my pleasure Chris. always good to see you and old Ridge
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Mar 2013, 10:46
The guy's name was Harris Brushes? C'mon, is this a leg puller?

Great lines in the shot.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Mar 2013, 12:22
I remember Harris brushes. I never really considered where they got the wood from.
Bill Phillips: Nor I and I have been living within a few miles of it for over 30 years!
Excellent POV. It would be interesting to go back, Bill, and shoot the same spot each season.
Bill Phillips: I must go here more often, it is only a couple of miles away from home
A lovely image Bill, fine colours and light.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Fred. It was a rare sunny day!
A great perspective Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Martin
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Mar 2013, 18:11
Reach for the sky. Cheap paint brushes seem quite good these days, very disposable. The woodland will need a little thinning at some point.
Bill Phillips: I find I buy the cheap throwaway ones these days......sacrilege considering I used to work for ICI paints division! This woodland needs a lot of work!
Nicely done...
Nice pov Bill
Love this tree shot Bill. The light on the trunks is well complimented by your frame
I do like the angle you've used her Bill, it makes the trees look very slender and tall.
Brushwood?
Bill Phillips: Hahahaha very good Graeme

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