Many of Nash's paintings, even those executed when he was an Official War Artist, have trees and landscapes as their main theme. He regarded trees as symbols of Nature's permanence in a changing world. In this painting, Nash has enlivened the typical greens and browns of the landscape with the application of a vivid orange in the foreground. The work is also notable for the use of space and distance. In the early 1920s, Nash made several painting expeditions to Whiteleaf in Berkshire. He was often accompanied by his brother John, an accomplished landscape painter who worked in a traditional style.