Tree Following, May 2016 – Young oak tree

Young oak tree, May'16 -1

I didn’t do a post last month as there was no visible difference to March but since then the young oak tree has grown a cloak of blight glossy green leaves which have hidden the bare branches.

Young oak tree, May'16 - 2

It’ll be interesting to see if any acorns form later in the year. If they do and they’re on stalks (or peduncles) then it’s an English oak , and if they’re not then it’s a sessile oak.

Have a look at this comprehensive post over on Pat’s, The Squirrelbasket, blog to see what tree following is all about.

Have a good weekend!


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19 Responses to Tree Following, May 2016 – Young oak tree

  1. Jo says:

    I didn’t know that about acorns being on stalks or not. It looks lovely with its new leaves, such a vibrant shade of green.

  2. Liz says:

    Tree following is certainly a learning process. The young oak is taking off!

  3. Don’t you love the fresh green foliage? The oaks here are huge. It makes such a difference when they come into leaf.

    • Flighty says:

      Sarah yes indeed, and it will be interesting to see how it darkens over the coming months. Mature oaks are wonderful trees, especially in full leaf. xx

  4. Love it!
    Oak leaves are so iconic…
    All the best 🙂

  5. CJ says:

    I’ve learned something today! I do so love new oak leaves, they have such a glorious vibrant colour. I shall look forward to seeing how much it changes in a month. CJ xx

  6. That’s such a wonderfully vivid green Flighty, gorgeous. I didn’t know that was how you could tell the difference between the two types of oak, thank you!

  7. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day

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  9. snowbird says:

    I shall enjoy following your young oak as I have one a similar age…..just love the vibrant green

  10. nikkipolani says:

    How lovely it’s grown with all that bright green.

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