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Following a Tree: September

Since March the tree in front of our house has become a celebrity. Each month as a part of the loose and leafy meme I’ve been tracking her progress.

She’s a beautiful tree and is now in full leaf.

I remembered this month that one thing the meme mentioned was saplings.

I decided to check the existence of saplings in the viscinity of the tree.

What I found was curious!

Yes in the hedge and the from garden, there were a number of saplings.

Look closely.

They’re not ash tree saplings.

This one is particularly successful as it hid in the pine trees branches.


The broad leaves of a maple are clear and an oak has sprouted but our tree hasn’t made obvious babies of it’s own.


The tree itself is doing really well. She’s in full leaf as you can see. But I’m guessing that Autumn will change all that very soon.

As you can see here


The ground beneath the tree isn’t all conducive to a sapling sprouting.


10 comments on “Following a Tree: September

  1. Lucy Corrander
    September 7, 2014

    Ash trees can seed easily so maybe you are lucky yours isn’t over-reproducing outside your house. On the other hand, it would be fun to find a seed and grow it in a pot just for the sake of seeing it from the start.


    • lizard100
      September 7, 2014

      I’ll try and do that. It has been known to seed a few successful saplings. Some of which survived a long time before they got the chop. Need to watch out for seeds.


  2. lindaswildlifegarden
    September 7, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome and thank you for sharing Liz


  3. gardensunshine
    September 8, 2014

    Ash trees all have a disease here and don’t make it to maturity. SAD. That is a a huge tree and I love it when saplings of any kind pop up here and there. They do best if you can just leave them where they are happy if you’re happy!


    • lizard100
      September 8, 2014

      That’s so terrible. When I started following I found a local council document that listed all the trees in our district and there are many ash trees here.


      • gardensunshine
        September 12, 2014

        so now they have a potential cure with an almost invisible wasp from china that eats only ash borer larvae. CRAZY!! and scary.


      • lizard100
        September 12, 2014

        I wonder what the disadvantages are.


  4. Chloris
    September 10, 2014

    I used to have an ash in my last garden and oh dear- the seedlings came up like mustard and cress all over the garden.
    If this new ash disease takes hold we will all be looking back nostalgically at our ash trees.


    • lizard100
      September 10, 2014

      It’s quite entertaining when we find them hiding.


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