I really like this piece. Like on the Mountain King, I left the hanging stuff off for realism's sake. They still look like spooky old trees to me though...( sweet book pun!)
They were very easy to paint. I used a dark brownish grey at the bottom, a lighter one in the middle, and an even lighter one up top. I gave it a good wash with Agrax Earthshade, and then drybrushed it once the wash was dry.
Because my Circle pieces are winterish, I drybrushed some white around to suggest snow.