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Tree Following: February update

Still no real signs of life, Spring isn’t quite here yet.

In case you haven’t seen my previous tree following posts, this is a crab apple tree and I’ve been tracking it over the last year, taking photos every month. For more details and lots of other trees, head to the Loose and Leafy blog

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Tree Following: January update

Well, here we are again, happy New Year – hope we all had a good Christmas break.

I was hoping to see a few tiny signs of life in the old crab apple tree, but nothing yet, maybe next month… But I have managed to take some photos of a lovely blue sky so that is a bonus.

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Roll on Spring.

Details of the tree following challenge can be found on the Loose & Leafy blog here and if you want to see how my tree was looking with leaves, blossom and fruit, feel free to scroll back through my tree following category posts.

Tree following: December update

Another month has gone by, how did that happen?! The crab apple tree is looking very sombre and sparse now winter is here, not more than a handful of leaves left in place and they won’t last much longer.


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If you want more details of the Tree Following challenge and to have a look at a wide variety of trees that are being tracked, head over to the Loose and Leafy blog. If you click on my Tree Following category you can see my original post in March, as well as the monthly updates to compare the difference.

Tree Following: November update

Not many leaves left on the tree now, and all the crab apples are long gone.

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If you want more details of the Tree Following challenge and to have a look at a wide variety of trees that are being tracked, head over to the Loose and Leafy blog. If you click on my Tree
Following category you can see my original post in March, as well as the monthly updates to compare the difference.

Tree Following: October update

Oh dear, our tree is looking just a bit threadbare now, well past the glory days of Spring!

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We still have a scattering of apples on our excuse for a lawn – I did try and collect enough to do something with them but they really didn’t look very appetising and certainly didn’t look as glossy and appetising as those I’ve seen in photos! So I’m afraid the ones I’d picked up ended up going to the compost bin instead of being transformed into crab apple jelly as they didn’t look healthy enough to want to eat.

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If you want more details of the Tree Following challenge and to have a look at a wide variety of trees that are being tracked, head over to the Loose and Leafy blog. If you click on my Tree
Following category you can see my original post in March, as well as the monthly updates to compare the difference.

Tree Following – May update

The blossom season has started! We are lucky enough to live in the Vale of Evesham, and the Blossom Trail is all around us. And our crab apple tree is no exception. 

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This tree following idea is genius, otherwise the changes every month just pass by almost
without noticing. I’m enjoying reading about other people’s trees and seeing the changes recorded every month. If you want to know more about the tree following challenge, head over to the Loose & Leafy blog for more details. If you click on my Tree Following category you can see my original post in March, as well as April’s update to compare the difference.

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Tree Following – April update

My second tree following post – this will be a regular monthly update on our crab apple tree. I really thought there hadn’t been much change in the month, but the photos below show lots of new growth so it is coming on nicely. It was interesting to look back at last month’s photo here and see lovely blue sky, haven’t got any of that this time round!

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If you want to know more about the tree following challenge, head over to the Loose & Leafy blog for more details.