Tree Following, July 2016 – A young oak tree

Young oak tree, Jul'16 - 1

I was pleased to find that the dead leaves that I showed  in last month’s post were just a small cluster on a spindly branch that that partially snapped.

Overall the young oak tree is looking green and healthy.


Young oak tree, Jul'16 - 2Looking closely I can see that each branch has new growth showing,  in some cases more than a foot in length.


Young oak tree, Jul'16 - 4


This picture shows both old and new growth.  Being a young, and still small, oak tree I’m able to see such details.

It also shows how the new pale leaves darken as they get bigger and older.

Thanks to Pat for hosting Tree Following on her The Squirrelbasket blog, and do have a look at this comprehensive post to see what it’s all about.


Have a good weekend!


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18 Responses to Tree Following, July 2016 – A young oak tree

  1. Liz says:

    It must be all that rain that has spurred the growth! I love the fresh light green.

  2. Stunning update thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  3. Andy says:

    The best thing to do with Oak leaves is to make Oak Leaf wine, especially those young leaves 🙂

  4. So much life still ahead of it!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  6. Jo says:

    I’m glad the dead leaves weren’t an indication of something more serious. Just think, this small oak tree is just starting it’s journey, I’m sure it will be here for many years yet.

  7. nikkipolani says:

    There’s a saying that in the third year of a rose’s planting, it takes leaps in growth. I wonder when that is for oaks… yours seems to be making some good progress.

  8. snowbird says:

    It’s interesting being able to study the sapling. I am fond of oaks. How interesting about the sleep, creep and leap. xxx

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