After much deliberation I have chosen a new tree to follow. For those of you who aren’t acquainted with Tree Following and think I am having another one of my funny turns, I will explain. This is a wonderful meme, institaged by Lucy at http://www.looseandleafy.blogspot.co.uk, and entails following a tree throughout the year, or for as long as possible, and documenting the detail. Actually it is more of a tree watch than a follow as on the whole they don’t move far, not unless yours lives in the Enchanted Forest. Anyway check out Lucy’s great blog and I am sure all will become clear.
So *drumroll* *annoyingly overlong pause* please meet Larix decidua, the European Larch, my new subject. From now on it will be known as “my tree” although technically it isn’t. Actually in no way or form is it mine but I am hoping that George wont mind sharing.
I hestitated to pick this tree for the sole reason that its owner isn’t keen on larch (I believe this is more to do with the amount of specimens on their land than a personal vendetta) so I thought it would be contrary to spend the next year singing its praises. Ultimately the “fors” far outweighed the “againsts” so I am going to take up the challenge and make it my quest to convert Mrs George to the charms of this amazing deciduous conifer.
Here we go again ……