Death of a Forest
© Tomas Frydrych

The pines on Wood Hill near Stirling are a classic example of the fate of a native Scottish woodland. The number of dead trees increases year on year, but in spite of the copious amount of cones the remaining trees produce there are no seedlings. The reason? Sheep. This is typical of Scotland, where most of natural tree regeneration is killed off by grazing sheep and/or the out of control deer population.

Large format camera (4"x5"), f32@1s, yellow filter (Cokin P001).