Recording of the Mundon Oaks from next to one of the dead trees.
A foggy December morning at the Mundon Oaks
Mundon Oaks 1
The first 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 next to this tree and another from inside one of the hollow trees (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.