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Follow that tree: July

Hard to believe that July is here and another tree post calls. And it’s raining.

I’ve been following a tree as part of a blog meme from over on Lucy Corrander’s blog since March.

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June has been stunning. The weather has surpassed Junes of the past few years and everything is doing well. The strong sunny days have been interspersed with rain at night so most plants are thriving and that means the trees are too.

Trees are so important in The Netherlands. There are laws against cutting them down. Even if the tree is in your garden a permit is required before you can remove one and you may be expected to plant a replacement if felling is necessary. Equally if a tree surgeon hears of a tree in need of attention he is obliged to contact the owner.

Over the past eleven years if living in our house the thirty or so trees that line the avenue have had their ups and downs. Many of the senior specimens have been removed but in each case they’ve been replaced.

Ours is one of the largest remaining specimens. It’s still able to reach across the road to its compatriot, forming part of the arch that runs the length of this section of road. When the trees reach full leaf as they are doing now, to some extent the houses ‘disappear’ from view as you cycle along.

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27 comments on “Follow that tree: July

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 7, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome update Liz I have another go at mine in a mo

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  2. mjh333
    July 7, 2014

    Have to say it’s a cracking tree. I love those old country roads where you appear to be driving through a tunnel of trees, especially when you get breaks when you can seen the sun rays amazing!

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    • lizard100
      July 7, 2014

      It’s quite lovely when the trees are in full fettle.

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  3. bcparkison
    July 7, 2014

    I love tree lined streets.

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  4. Expat Eye
    July 7, 2014

    Looks like a lovely green area!

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  5. coastcard
    July 7, 2014

    Lovely to see the trees in your Netherlands setting. We have a few trees on our street, but no tree arches … yet!

    http://carolinegillwildlife.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/tree-following-silver-birch-in-july.html

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  6. alderandash
    July 8, 2014

    Looks lovely. My kids call them ‘under trees’ – it’s fab when they roof over a whole stretch or road or lane! Great that trees are so well protected where you are…

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    • lizard100
      July 8, 2014

      That’s a great expression! I like it. There’s a lot if roads becoming covered just now.

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  7. Rambling Woods
    July 8, 2014

    and yet again.. so far ahead of the US in preserving the environment…sigh

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  8. Helen Gazeley
    July 10, 2014

    I wish we had that law here. So many trees have disappeared from the verges and gardens around me here in the UK. I guess it’s maybe because so much of the Netherlands is low-lying and the trees help keep the water levels down?

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    • lizard100
      July 10, 2014

      The trees are really important that’s for sure. Every new development includes trees too.

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  9. Lucy Corrander
    July 12, 2014

    As with the others – I find it a great pleasure to go through an arch of trees.

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    • lizard100
      July 12, 2014

      Yes. It’s like an atmosphere. Small ones over lanes are nice and broad arching ones are like a huge barn.

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  10. ontheedgegardening
    July 12, 2014

    For some reason they make you feel secure, safe. Trees are good for us, we should try to be good to trees.

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  11. Marcella Rousseau
    July 16, 2014

    Our weather here in Indianapolis has been similar! I wish it was always like this! It sure beats the droughts we had in the last 2 summers!

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    • lizard100
      July 17, 2014

      No, we’ve had very little rain this year. It’s been a great year.

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