Recording of the Mundon Oaks from inside one of the dead trees.
Detail of a dead Oak tree at Mundon, Essex.
Mundon Oaks 2
The second of two recordings.
It was my birthday so Damien Robinson and I decided to head out early in the morning to see the Mundon Oaks. Luckily for us it was a foggy morning which added loads of atmosphere to an already curious and interesting place. I made a couple of recordings of the stillness, one from inside one of the hollow trees and another from outside a different tree (listen to that recording here). I’ve heard these trees described as ‘petrified’, but this is incorrect as petrified trees are fossilised, such as the examples I saw at Curio Bay in New Zealand. These are just dead trees, killed by salt water that leaked in from the River Blackwater many years ago.