Tuesday, May 6, 2008

It happens so quick - a weeping beech transforms in a couple of days

These pictures were taken two days apart. Suddenly the leaves have come.
Compare these pictures of the leaves.
The buds are the long points of beech leaves
And then two days later - there are the leaves.

This weeping beech is in a garden in the South of the New Forest. It was growing too tall so the top was cut out. It is still thriving. Very often pollarded trees are the ones that are strongest. Experts think that the New Forest Oak featured in this blog was pollarded at one point in it 600 year or more life. Look at the bottom picture large (by clicking on it) and see the amazing contrast between the colous of the bud, the emerging leaf and the sky. Photos of the weeping beech are by Philippa.

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