Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Orcadian Trees

Several Orcadians told us that trees could not survive on the Orkneys: too windy. There is a small forest in a hollow by a large farm, and another, higher up, down the road, a bit northwest of Kirkwall. Probably grown with great care. And there are a few older and larger trees downtown in Kirkwall, including one affectionately known as "The Tree." I prefer to believe the Orkneys were deforested, and can be reforested, by humans.

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