Monday, 16 December 2013

Trees from a distance

Up near post 4 you can easily distinguish between the rounded oaks, covered in orange leaves and the tall upright stems of Aspen trees
 
 
Looking downhill from post 3, recognise the Hazel on the right here, because it has so many stems growing from the same root.


And in the picture below, looking from post 2 towards post 1, we feature the Ash.  To left and right you can see ash keys (the seeds hanging at the ends of the twigs), and those two big, bare trees with ivy on the trunks and lower branches, at the end of the path, are also ash.


Here are the same two ash trees viewed from the allotment field.

 
Where the branches are within reach you can be certain to identify the Common Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) correctly in winter because of the black buds.


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