Past the Trees

‘Past the Trees’ explores the tragic final moments of a long-lasting relationship between nature and humankind.

Early settlements, dating back to the Bronze Age, have co-existed with the ancient woodland in the area now known as Ballysallagh. Now, just as the ancient woodland is dying, due to Phytophthora Ramorum Larch disease, so is the ancient relationship built between people and the natural area in which they chose to live.

By capturing both elements within the frame, these photographs document areas where the remaining man-made structures will survive where ancient woodland once grew.