This month I’m looking at the willow from under it’s capacious canopy.
The trunk is at least six feet in diameter at ground level and the surprisingly rough bark is variously coloured including shades of green, grey and a light brownish-pink. There are some noticeably large, and deep, fissures in it.
Given how large these are, and the tree is overall, I’d like to know how old this willow is.
Standing by the trunk I notice the bare ground, the shaded light and how quiet it is except for a rustling somewhere above me which maybe birds or squirrels.
Looking at the tree from a distance when it’s in leaf gives no indication of this secret world, and likewise standing here it’s impossible to gauge just what it looks like once outside.
For September posts by other tree followers have a look at Lucy’s post.
Happy tree following, and have a good weekend!
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