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This is the forth month of tree following. In that time the tree has been bare and barky and finally leaf buds appeared in May.
Now the leaves are in full flood. They create a really impressive impact on our street. The trees lining the road form such dense foliage that they dominate, almost hiding the houses on either side. Their branches reach out to each other creating a canopy too.
Measuring the tree
We decided to try and measure the tree a couple of months ago but it didn’t happen. So this time we are very keen.
I used two different measures and it came out at 35′ plus my height so about 40 feet height.
We planted lavender at the base of our tree around four years ago. For some reason the lavender only thrives on the southern side of the tree. On the north in spite of our attempts it remains stubby.
This year it’s looking great.
The local council tend the trees but they allow the additions made by residents to remain around them. This us something I think is brilliant. A bit of guerrilla gardening that has been accepted.
I haven’t managed well with bird photos but we’ve observed blackbirds, jackdaws, blue tits, great tits and robins as well as those green parrots in the tree.
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