Tree following link box for July 2016
July 7, 2016 by squirrelbasket
Avenue of horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) in Llandaff Fields, Cardiff
Here we are again with the monthly shout-out to all tree followers. If you are new to tree following, read all about it here.
It’s a mixed picture in Cardiff – most trees are at peak summer green-ness and starting to look scruffy, some with disease, others because the leaves have been ripped to shreds by rain and brisk winds.
I wouldn’t be surprised if some more northern trees followed by our friends in Scandinavia are only just flowering.
But here many trees, both native and exotic, are at the fruit/nut/seed stage.
Ancient hybrid wingnut tree (Pterocarya × rehderiana) in Bute Park, Cardiff, showing its strings of wingnuts
But whether your tree is big and old, or small and young…
Baby maple in a car park – don’t ask me the exact Acer species, but it’s not a sycamore maple
…we always love to hear your tree-following news.
The July tree-following link box is now closed, but here are links to all the wonderful contributions we received this month…
Linda’s Garden and Wildlife – butterfly bush
Alison – The Blackberry Garden – quince
Caroline – Wild and Wonderful – silver birch and Prunus avium Sylvia
Pat – Squirrelbasket – pedunculate oak
Erika Groth – silver birch
Hollis – In the Company of Plants and Rocks – Should there be trees at Fort Laramie?
Liz – hosted by Flighty’s Plot – serviceberry
Annie – Earthstar – dawn redwood
Frances – Island Threads – Betula pubescens
Jean’s Garden – Prunus pensylvatica
Flighty’s Plot – young oak tree
Thank you to everyone – see you all again on August 7!