Tree following, April 2018

Liz – Here in Lexington, Kentucky the past month has seen wintry periods and some snow so it’s not surprising that the black walnut that I’m following shows no sign of any new growth as yet.


Around the base of the tree seedlings of the invasive Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japaonica) are already appearing. It’s a constant battle to keep this plant at bay.

Flighty – The weather has been much the same here in Harrow, London but the medlars are showing plenty of new leaf growth.

It’ll be interesting to see them open and show what they look like over the coming weeks.

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following. If anyone wants to find out more, and perhaps follow a tree, click on the link shown over on the right-hand side.

Have a good weekend!


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22 Responses to Tree following, April 2018

  1. Jo says:

    I thought the black walnut would be showing signs of growth by now, it’s funny how the weather doesn’t hold back the things we’d rather it would. Nice to see the medlars with some new growth, I’m looking forward to following along.

  2. Jade says:

    Will follow on to see how both trees look like when they have fully sprung back to life.

  3. snowbird says:

    Good to see the medlar is doing something. Hopefully warmer weather will get both trees moving. Not much happening with any of ours yet…xxx

  4. Erika says:

    I believe we have found the winner of the first leaves of the season in the treefollowing group. Congratulations from one who is waiting with increasing impatience for spring to arrive.

  5. It seems we are all in a state of high anticipation waiting for Spring to truly get here!
    Happy Tree Following!

  6. Maggie Wallace says:

    Didn’t realise you were in Harrow. Lived in North Harrow till just before my 13th birthday.

  7. Your medlar leaf buds remind me of magnolia flower buds. I really must work out how to follow a tree xx

  8. The medlar is looking good. But hard to tell with the walnut!
    I suppose this is why invasive “weeds” survive – they are very tough and get in ahead of everything else…
    Best wishes to you both 🙂

  9. Pingback: Tree following link box for April 2018 | The Squirrelbasket

  10. Liz says:

    Mike, your medlar leaves are doing well. I agree with Cathy that they have the shape of magnolia buds.

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