The Tree Year is a blog which caught my eye during December , which I decided I’d initially support by listing it as a link, and following on Facebook and Twitter.
However on the plot are three trees – a young oak that is not yet knee high, a plum which appeared last spring growing through the pallet planking and the one that I’ve chosen to watch.
It’s the plot hawthorn growing midway along the top edge, by the roadway, and is about a metre high. I took this photo a month ago which shows just how thorny they are!
I shall do several specific posts through the coming year including showing the white flowers, distinctive leaves and red berries.
It was interesting reading all about the hawthorn, and especially to see how important they are for wildlife.
Trees are vital to us all in so many ways and that is reflected with the United Nations making this the International Year of Forests.