At first they are pink until the chlorophyll gets going in the leaves.
It will be interesting to see how tall the new shoots will grow this year. Some of the hazel is on the edge of the woodland, getting plenty of light. Further into the wood it is still pretty dark now that the leaves are all out. I'm thinking we should have done more thinning of the big oak and ash trees. Perhaps we will fell more in the next coupe we cut.