Here is another selection of tree news articles from around the world. Click on each of the pictures if you would like to read the full stories.
Opposition to Scottish tree-planting scheme
– but writer says you can’t have too many trees(more…)
All can now be revealed. After weeks of searching for a new tree to follow for 2017, I have made my decision.
Along the way I have encountered many characterful trees. There were other trees in Llandaff Fields, like my first tree, the hornbeam. There were other trees in Bute Park, like my second tree, the Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa). There were other trees in Thompson’s Park, like last year’s oak, The Pigeon Tree.
The February tree-following link box is now closed, but at the bottom of this post you will find links to the excellent contributions we received this month.
You will see that some people have already chosen a new tree for 2017 – but why not join us? There’s no rush, you can join in at any time and you don’t really have to do it every single month if that’s too much. If you are new to tree following, read all about it here.
But for now back to that “Japanese nutmeg tree”. I was intrigued by its label when I spotted it nearly a year ago, and even considered following it. But the other day I realised a big mistake… (more…)
Before I turn my attention to a new tree to follow in 2017, I am looking back with fondness at the old oak (Quercus robur) I have followed throughout 2016 in Thompson’s Park, Cardiff.
I visited again on a frosty day last week but now it’s winter there is not going to be much change until it starts the annual cycle again in spring.
The only new observation was this spent firework from the New Year’s Eve festivities…
So here is a comparison of how the tree looked as the months passed in 2016. (more…)
The January tree-following link box is now closed, but at the bottom of this post you will find links to the excellent contributions we received this month.
I am still trying to decide which tree to follow in 2017 but some people have already chosen a new tree – why not join us? There’s no rush, you can join in at any time and you don’t really have to do it every single month if that’s too much.
If you are new to tree following, read all about it here.
This time last year I shared my thoughts on how to choose a tree to follow – so if you are stuck for ideas you might read it here.
In Cardiff it’s the middle of winter and the start of a new year. For me it’s time to say goodbye to the tree I have followed through 2016 before moving on – see a round-up of my old oak’s year here.
Here are this month’s other contributions:
January is quite a thin time for some tree followers, but the choices everyone has made so far are brilliant. Here’s to many more joining us before Spring comes to the Northern hemisphere. And it would be great to have someone from “down South”, too…
Thank you to everyone – see you all again on February 7!
When it’s fine on Christmas Day we often go to Dunraven Castle at Southerndown in the Vale of Glamorgan to eat pâté and pickle sandwiches in the walled garden – our main meal of roast beef and Brussels sprouts is in the evening. This year the weather was good, with a cold, brisk wind that kept the cloudy sky interesting. (more…)