A thread for your favourite trees, whether they be in the garden, wood, forest or indoors.
After this spell of wet weather I planted some more trees, partly to replace those burnt in the fire, and those that did not take when planted in 2013.
I thought that this specimen was dead (stick on the left shows that the original roots have rotten away), but when I removed the guard another had grown in its place. I wish it well.
After the fire a month or so ago the ground is returning to normal, with thistles out competing the grass. I only had to replace two trees, Badger refused to pose.
I expect I will have to erect a different type of tree shelter around the burnt trees, but I notice that since a friend has settled his ducks and hens amongst the willow the deer have not returned to browse.
My wife bought me this beautiful acer as a present!
I think this Laburnum is a volunteer tree. It was only about five or six feet tall when we moved in ten years ago and seems to be doing well. The trunk (if you can call it that) looks more like a branch that has been stabbed into the ground. Anyway, it flowers like this every other year (photo taken today), and gives a lot of pleasure to us and the neighbours, so it can stay.
Hard to beat a nice Acer!
This sycamore is in the garden. Not the prettiest compared to some posted here, but at around 80 ft high it’s fairly impressive.
Yeah, great value laptops.
We have a tree which I’ve been told is a wild cherry. It’s very unusual in that the leaves are a brown colour in spring, then turn green.
I did suggest to my plant supplier that the Pygmy maple had gone the way of the human kind.
She said to keep it and offered a refund in plants.
I put it back in a quiet corner and lo and behold a maple is appearing at the base. Twill probably be from the root stock and hopefully more resilient than it’s graftee.
Planted today … welcome tree!
open the door and greeted by a beautiful dogwood…
Ex-tree becomes timber, horse chestnut that has fungus infection often has stripey figuring, known as tiger chesnut prized by woodturners.
This chestnut was ill, we had 3 specialist independently visiting us and advising to take it down. Unfortunately. The one in the backyard is very healthy, fortunately.
We will buy some tree and plant it on this spot in a few years time. The neighbours don’t like trees, but since they are in their eighties, once they move to a different place we will plant some tree. We might buy a tree of quite a few years old already since I love trees.
Trees are the cornerstone of life in the garden.
Sadly they are prone to it, having seen a bough fall from a diseased tree with no notice, any doubts and they are safer down. However, whilst the tree may have died, the remains can be made into things of beauty, like these https://www.awgb.co.uk/ray-key-collaboration/
At last the field has been mown …