I’m starting off the New Year with a new project, a tree following with Loose and Leafy. There are a few trees in the garden space we have, I’ve picked what I’m pretty sure is a Beech tree (please correct me if I’m wrong!). I’m also going to follow the Jedburgh Capon tree which is just a few miles down the road from us. I’m looking forward to spending a little time each month taking in some of the details and beauty of these trees.
Without further ado, here’s the Beech:
Plenty of buds for spring\
Still some of last year’s leaves holding on.
And some that detached a while ago.
And here’s the Capon:
She’s a very grand, old lady! Her age is estimated to be between 500 – 1000 years and her trunk has actually split right down the middle requiring some serious supports.
Check out her toes! She’s estimated to be about 10 meters (32.8 feet) around her trunk.
The obligatory buds against the blue sky pic.
It’s really easy to get sentimental about the Capon, thinking about all the things she’s seen in her life time. Kings have come and gone, civil war, shifts in religion, so many battles, industrialization and still her leaves bud every spring.