This is my second year doing Tree Following and I would like to thank Mike for inviting me to guest post here again and to Pat, over on The Squirrelbasket, for hosting it.
After last year’s exotic Stewardia it seemed a good idea to follow a native North American tree, the Amelanchier commonly known as a Serviceberry. I am fortunate to have one in my front yard here in Lexington, Kentucky. As mentioned last month it was a gift from my next door neighbour in memory of my mother who died in 1995, so has a special meaning when I look at it whilst passing by on the way from or to my front door.
The left-hand picture below shows the entire tree, and the other one is a close up of the multi-stemmed trunk. Both were taken after a snowfall in late January.
My dogs, Charlie and Dulcie, make a brief appearance again this year being seen here in front of the tree. I do so admire photos of dogs sitting obediently and quietly with no leash in sight but these two aren’t as well behaved.
There is much information, and folklore, to share about the Amelanchier but for this month I’ve kept it personal and simple by way of introduction.
Have a look at this extensive Tree Following post to see what it’s all about.