Tree following, March 2017

Liz tells me that there has been no noticeable changes to her tulip poplar since last month so she’s not doing a post this time.

There’s been very little change to my dogwood (cornus) either, although there are signs of new leaf buds just starting to form.
Last month Nikki commented to say that the stems shown on this RHS webpage are very red and more bushy. Ā I replied that I think if I had kept cutting the stems right back to the ground each year mine would look like that rather than being the small tree it now is.

I’ve cleared round the truck at ground level so that you can now see how it almost immediately divides into three with the one on the right dividing again.


Thanks as usual to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following.


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9 Responses to Tree following, March 2017

  1. It’s interesting how immature and mature branches can have radically different colours. I find that contrast very noticeable between the lower and upper parts of silver birch trees.

  2. snowbird says:

    How old is your dogwood? I haven’t cut mine back, they are about five now but still have red

  3. Maybe yours is a Cornus species grown for its flowers, not its stems? funnily enough there is one called Kornus kousa “Snowbird”…
    Thanks for updating us šŸ™‚

  4. Erika says:

    The time of waiting for something to happen…

  5. Pingback: Tree following link box for March 2017 | The Squirrelbasket

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