A bijou event that we attended on Sunday was Tree listening at The Vines in Rochester, Kent. Alex Metcalf has worked out ways of listening to the inner workings of trees – sounds a bit like a gurgling, popping peristalsis. Now he’s working on ways of identifying particular species from their sounds.
The tree we were listening to was a Caucasian Wingnut (Pterocarya fraxinifolia) – quite rare and not one I’ve seen before.
Wonder what the wood’s like?