Tree following, July 2017

Apologies for another rather brief post from both of us again this month.

Liz’s Tulip poplar – This tree in my garden over here in Lexington, Kentucky is doing well, looking good and has grown another foot taking to around seven feet.

I’m considering removing the lowest left-hand branch to give a strong leader and to make it look more balanced. Any advice here before I do so would be much appreciated.




Flighty’s Dogwood (Cornus)Β – This tree is now in full leaf which mostly hides the green berries that have formed from the white flowers shown last month. These Β won’t get much bigger but will turn almost black as they ripen.

Our thanks, as usual, to Pat (The Squirrelbasket) for hosting Tree following.

Have a good weekend!


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13 Responses to Tree following, July 2017

  1. Jo says:

    It will be interesting to see how much the little Tulip poplar grows in a year, I think a photo from the beginning and end of the year will be interesting to compare. I’m sure the berries on the dogwood will stand out more once they change colour.

    • Liz says:

      Jo, the tulip poplar has had a teenage growth spurt in its second year. Will have to remember to post and start of year and end of same year photo. Thanks for suggestion. Liz

    • Flighty says:

      Jo it will indeed. and that’s a good idea. I’m sure the berries will be seen better once they change colour. xx

  2. Linda Penney says:

    Both lovely updates thank you for sharing blessing to both of you

  3. Dogwood is unfamiliar to me. But now I know about the berries and can study the leaves, I’ll probably find I’m seeing it every day but haven’t noticed.

  4. No need to apologise for brevity – this is all about “snapshots” after all!
    Both your trees look so very green and healthy. It will be great to see those berries back and shiny – maybe next time.
    I’m sorry I have had no experience of pruning tulip trees so can offer no advice, Liz!
    Best wishes to you both πŸ™‚

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  6. snowbird says:

    They are both looking good. I agree removing that branch on the poplar will balance it

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