Updated 21 Mar 2009
Oak, Quercus roburA wooden treasure – what is it really? Where somebody sees a pile of rotten wood, somebody else looks at nature's fascinating art. Yet another perceives a rich ecosystem – important for many, but noticed by few. It all is in the eyes of the observer.

The trees you will meet in our Wooden Treasures picture stories are most probably self seeded plants of wild native species. They are growing in places where the human impact is evident. We find them in managed forests, in pastures, recreation areas and on farm land. As sparse remains of previous woodlands we even find them in gardens and cities.Oak, Quercus robur

A wooden treasure is a tree in any stage of its life or death. It is recognized by its extraordinary shape, size, age or surface, or perhaps just by that little extra it adds to the camera view.Inside an oak, Quercus robur, decaying oak wood

Dead wood (often found in wooden treasures) is home for many species of microorganisms, fungi and insects – the base of the food chain. This isBlack woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) especially true for several broad leaf trees. Therefore, letting dead trees slowly decay the natural way is a support to the diversity of nature. A wooden treasure is a treasure, not only in the human eyes, but also for the wildlife.  

Picture stories

(Click on their images to change page)

Mar 09:  Old oaks in Hördalen  (Gamla ekar i Hördalen)


Mar 09:  Vägeröd Valleys  (Vägeröds dalar)


Jan 09:  Näverkärr coastal forest  (Kustskogen i Näverkärr)


Dec 08:  A round on the golf course  (En runda på golfbanan)


Jun 08:  Hallkved


Apr 08:  The Orisberg pine park  (Tallparken i Orisberg)

  Mar 08:  Autumn colours  (Höstfärger)

  Dec 07:  Pines on the Ruissalo capes  (Ruissalon rantamännyt)

  Nov 07:  Two Finnish troll pines  (Kaksi suomalaista peikkomäntyä)


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