This Sycamore lapsed pollard must be the largest girth of any I have seen within our area. It is not in Calderdale but at St Ives just outside Bingley. There are some impressive trees in this former medieval estate and it is worth a visit. Rather a shame there is no continuity of planting for when these giants leave us. (many have collapsed). But that seems to be the case in most places. Plenty of new woodlands being planted but no trees for the future.

The other picture is of a Hawthorn at Dobroyd Castle, Todmorden. The spiral trunk resembles twisted lianas and leads to wondering how it grew like that. Every spiral look like they could be separate columns of sapwood.