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I’ve joined a group of bloggers who are following a tree.
loose and leafy has done this before.
The concept is simple. Track your tree on 7th of each month across the year.
There’s more details on the blog page.
So my tree is in front of our house.
The street is an avenue.
So there are trees at regular intervals. This tree is one of the oldest and possibly older than the others.
The Netherlands was occupied during the war and one of the buildings on our street has the year 1945 built into the brick work.
Our house has been here since the fifties. So the tree could be here since that time. It’s possibly around sixty years old.
I’m not much of a biologist so I’m hoping to learn more about our tree from this project.
First I’ll need to figure out what type of tree it is.
Here’s the other things I can do.
Choose a tree and see what it does:
when its leaves appear and when they fall
which twigs grow and which fall off
if it has seeds and if any germinate and grow into new trees
what its bark looks like – when it’s wet and when it’s dry
whether anything grows on it – like lichen
whether creatures sit on – insects, birds, butterflies
what plants grow round it and what they do too.
I will endeavour to update this post this week with further details.
Do you have a tree that could join the study?
Here’s a link to the additional info on my tree for March.
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