This week, 24 November to 2 December, is National Tree Week. Its an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the importance of trees. I noticed that the BBC Nature page was featuring a series of tree photographs, so thought I would review some of my favourite piccies. I have chosen one from each season.
This was taken after after a big freeze. Everywhere was covered in hoar frost and this oak tree looked stunning.
The same oak tree at midsummer in full leaf.
You can plant a tree this week or become involved in one of the community tree planting events. However for most of us just thinking about the importance of these statuesque structures will be the way in which we participate. Please go and have a good look at one close to you. There has been much in press recently about ash dieback and its possible devasting effects. Imagine a world without trees.
'A civilisation flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit' Greek Proverb.