My over-the-road oak, April

IMG_1483Continuing the ‘Follow a tree’ meme, hosted by Lucy at ‘Loose and Leafy’.

There’s little obvious progress in my oak from last month.  What’s clearly moving on though is everything around it, not only the Alexanders already mentioned, but also the lovely haze of hawthorn just below.

I think my oak needs to take a long hard look at itself before coming here in May.IMG_1482



6 thoughts on “My over-the-road oak, April

  1. Chloris

    I wonder how old your oak is? It is a beautiful tree. If I could be reincarnated I wouldn’t mind coming back as an oak tree on The Isle of Wight.

    1. jenhumm116 Post author

      Hi Chloris – thanks for asking. I’ve now gone over the road, measured its girth (2.9 metres) with a bit of trusty gardening string and found a table from the Woodland Trust:suggesting that would make it around 120 years old!

  2. AnnetteM

    My beech hasn’t done much either – this could be a difficult meme to follow every month, though at certain times there will be real changes I guess.

    1. jenhumm116 Post author

      Hi Annette, I agree, but I guess it’s always good to stop and stare!
      Also it’s made me realise that the oak is quite slow to come into leaf compared to a number of other trees around, something I’ve not really noticed before.

      1. AnnetteM

        You are right – it is good to become more observant. The beech tree is later than most too – I know because I am always waiting for the new leaves to photograph. Not sure if it is later than an oak though. I know our neighbours oak is last to drop its leaves, after the sycamores and beech trees so maybe it is later to leaf also. I will have to look out for it this year.

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