The winter storms have led to some dramatic losses of trees at National Trust places. Here is a selection of pictures showing how they have affected our estates and countryside. Our teams on the ground have been working hard to keep access open, removing some of the timber for use at the properties and creating new homes for nature in the fallen trees.
The ranger team working at Lyme Park in Cheshire to clear a footpath after a fallen tree had blocked it
Trees lost on the southern end of Brownsea Island as a result of the south-easterly winds
A split Oak tree at Charlecote Park in Warwickshire
An old Lime tree at Trelissick in south Cornwall blown over by the storms. The timber will be used for carvings and to create a new habitat for insects and fungi.
A split tree at Tatton Park which has lost thirty trees this winter. The team cleared many of them within 24 hours.
A 500 year old oak tree at Kedleston in Derbyshire which will become an ideal home for wildlife
For more information about how the winter storms and extreme weather have impacted upon National Trust places you can follow the hashtags #NTnature and #NTcoast on twitter