Following on from The plot hawthorn I’ve decided to try and do a regular monthly post.
What surprised me when I looked closely were the various colours of the bark. Down near ground level it’s greeny grey which higher up becomes very light ash-grey, with the newer growth being mostly varying shades of chestnut brown.
Providing the weather stays reasonably mild then next month there may be some signs of new growth just starting to appear.
Don’t forget that if you want to part take or just read about the other trees around the world that are being followed then have a look at The Tree Year.