Tuesday, March 10

Tree Following - Medlar

This year I am linking to a Tree Following group hosted by Lucy on her Loose and Leafy blog and have chosen to follow a young medlar tree planted in our garden. I introduced it in an earlier post.

There's really been little change in the tree since last month,
One thing I did notice when taking the photo above was that the tree would benefit from a bit of light pruning. Since taking the photo this has been done. Some twigs that were crossing and some weak spindly bits have been removed and some of the longer branches trimmed back. I didn't take another photo as to be honest you would not really notice a difference.

There is quite a lot of green in evidence but this isn't in the form of new spring growth but in the algae growing on the bark.
Actually looking closely the bark is quite an interesting texture.
Lots of diamond shapes are forming  on the main branches which are more pronounced in places. The bark actually looks as though it will eventually split and peel.

There are some signs that the tree is waking up  to spring.

If you want to read about more of the trees that are being followed then  pop across and visit Lucy's blog.


12 comments:

  1. I've noticed a few buds recently as well, particularly on the peach tree. Next time you show us the tree it might have started to grow.

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    1. Our nectarine in the greenhouse is just beginning to flower, CJ

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  2. Your climate makes so many plants become so interesting to be noticed and followed their growth.

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    1. We each have interesting plants just very different Endah

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  3. We see the diamond bark pattern here on alders and some willows. I can't say I've seen a medlar planted in Alaska. We are behind the times, as usual.

    Christine in Alaska, no buds on anything

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    1. They are not popular here Christine

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  4. Never seen this plant before. It's preparing for spring I guess! ;)

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    1. As are we all in the UK Malar

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  5. I imagine by next month there will be a tremendous difference......love the one bud!xxx

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  6. Yours looks to be a very interesting tree, which I've never seen before. The bark is beautiful as is the bud. By this time next month it should be lovely! I look forward to seeing it then.

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    1. I'm keeping a watch for buds breaking, Anna

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