Having seen me working on one of my trees one day when I was on duty at the gallery on the Somerset Levels where I exhibit some of my paintings, one of the visitors told me that he had some trees collected from the wild ( Yamadori ) and would I like some.
Well obviously I leapt at his kind offer, at my age as much as I would like to my rheumatic knees and dodgy ankle ache at just the very thought of traipsing through the nearby woods and marshes.
I then waited for his phone call to say that he would bring the first couple in for me to pick up, which he did within a few days only to find one was so large that I did indeed have difficultly in picking it up.
The larger tree was a Scots Pine over five foot high with flourishing healthy…
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