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Holly Copse

Holly Copse - photo by Ann Spencer

Holly Copse is mainly beech, with fairly large clearings. The trees are very tall and straight, indicating that the copse was planted for and is being managed for timber production.

The copse inspired local artist, Ann Spencer, to create this painting which she entered in the 2008 Special Woods Art Competition:

'In Goring Heath wood' by Ann Spencer

Ann said:

"The beech trees formed verticals of dizzying proportions, and when I sat down, I could see hardly any sky, yet the canopy which enclosed me, sparkled like jewels. The undergrowth was dense with slightly menacing darkness, growing up to meet the leaves and branches which formed a moving iridescent haze."

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