Tree following, March 2021

Liz – last month saw three severe winter storms pass across the state leaving the Seven-sons tree in my back garden here in Lexington, Kentucky covered in ice and snow. 

Liz's Seven-sons, Mar'21 - 2

These two pictures were taken on February 18th, and in the lower one the power cable is being pressed down by branches. I had to clip these away to allow the cable to return to it’s usual level. I hope that spring now brings much better weather so that the tree will show signs of new growth by next month.

Mike – Tuesday was a bright and sunny day so I detoured on my way home from the plot to have a look at the Hornbeam. From a distance it doesn’t look as green as it did last month, and close up it was noticeable that the lichen had mostly faded to a greyish-green. Also visible, as you can see in the lower picture, are the yellow catkins starting to form.

Mike's Hornbeam, 9 Mar'21 - 1

Mike's Hornbeam, 9 Mar'21 - 3

By next month they should be bigger and I’ll be able to get better photos of them.

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting tree following, and if you want to see what it’s all about, and perhaps, join in, please have a look at this tree following post.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

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23 Responses to Tree following, March 2021

  1. julietwilson says:

    That hornbeam is a beautifully shaped tree

    Juliet

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  2. Jo says:

    This post couldn’t illustrate more the difference in weather we’ve had at each side of the pond. I’m sure there’ll be a big difference in next month’s post as spring arrives and new growth takes hold.

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  3. Andy Randall says:

    Both the hornbeam and your photo are so dramatic, love it xx

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  4. Liz says:

    I didn’t know that hornbeams had catkins. My hazelnut trees have yellow catkins right now as well!

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  5. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, I like the bark on that Seven-Sons tree. Three storms, though…. ugh.

    Catkins on the hornbeam! About how big do they get ultimately?

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  6. snowbird says:

    I love the Hornbeam, such a beautiful tree. Goodness, your weather sounds awful Liz, glad you saved the cable.xxx

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  7. The close up of the snow of the Seven-sons tree shows the bark quite nicely as well.

    Nice to see the catkins emerging on the Hornbeam, and nice to see some blue sky too!

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  8. Sherrie says:

    Hi,
    Your tree is awesome…beautiful and majestic. Have a great day!

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  9. Fascinating post as always – and as someone else commented, very different weather.
    I hope the Seven-sons rallies as the days get warmer.
    And the hornbeam is perfect.
    All the best to both of you 🙂

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