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Do You Love Trees? Autumn is the Best Time for Tree Planting

Updated on November 7, 2016
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I love gardening, learning gardening techniques and designs, and photographing and painting plants. Member of Royal Horticultural Society.

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In Praise of Trees Throughout the Seasons

The purpose of this web page is to celebrate trees and to entertain you with my photographs, a poll, a traditional poem to remind you which are the best logs to burn, and some blogs.

I love to take photos of the same tree in different seasons and light.

Even the half-dead silver birch in my neighbours' garden looks beautiful - here it is at sunset on 18th February 2008. Sadly, it's gone now, as you'll see from the pictures below.


I'll Start With a Series of Five Photographs (incuding the Intro photo above) of the Same Silver Birch over Three Years

It looks very different as the seasons and light change

And wait for a big surprise when you see

the Fifth and Final Silver Birch photo

Dying Leaves on The Same Silver Birch - A very grey day - 5th December 2007

Winter Tree 5 December 2005 The tree looked as though it was dying, but 4 years later, it is still there, still alive
Winter Tree 5 December 2005 The tree looked as though it was dying, but 4 years later, it is still there, still alive | Source

Snow Laden Silver birch tree April 2008 - It was a very cold Spring that year

snow tree silhouette 6 April 2008
snow tree silhouette 6 April 2008 | Source

Storage for your garden

Rubbermaid Outdoor Horizontal Storage Shed, Large, 32 cu. ft., Olive/Sandstone (FG374701OLVSS)
Rubbermaid Outdoor Horizontal Storage Shed, Large, 32 cu. ft., Olive/Sandstone (FG374701OLVSS)

A lovely big storage cabinet to keep your gardening gear and folding chairs protected over the winter

 
Eclipse of Moon with Silver Birch 11th January 2009
Eclipse of Moon with Silver Birch 11th January 2009 | Source

Eclipse of Moon with Silver Birch - 11th January 2009


Same tree again, different mood.

It was too dark to take a good photo, but the moon shining through the trees was spectacular

dead silver birch blown down June 2011
dead silver birch blown down June 2011 | Source

The Most Recent Photo of the Silver Birch - Blown Down by the Wind in June 2011


What a sad sight.

It wasn't even a very strong wind, but the tree was already dying, and just snapped.

Now Three Photos of Trees in our Local Park

I love the colours and shapes

Autumn Tree in Durnsford Park 19 October 2007
Autumn Tree in Durnsford Park 19 October 2007 | Source

Autumn Tree in Durnsford Park, London - 19 October 2007


Autumn colours in Autumn sunlight to show them at their best

Oak Trees in the Snow - Durnsford Park
Oak Trees in the Snow - Durnsford Park | Source

Snow - Oak trees in Durnsford Park - 6th April 2008 - Winter and Spring embraced each other and Winter didn't want to leave


Believe it or not, this is a colour photo, not black and white - there was just no colour about that day

Oak trees in Durnsford Park 19th October 2007
Oak trees in Durnsford Park 19th October 2007 | Source

Oak tree in Durnsford Park 19th October 2007 - The same oak tree as the oak tree above on the far right


Oak trees have such a satisfying shape

Two Photos of the View Beyond My Back Garden:

Silver Birch 25th January 2007
Silver Birch 25th January 2007 | Source

Silver Birch - 25th January 2007







This is the lovely view from my back garden






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Silver Birch with helicopter circling
Silver Birch with helicopter circling | Source

The Same Silver Birch Trees, Helicopter Circling!* - 24th December 2008


* This is the first and last time in 50 years that I have seen a helicopter outside my back garden -

never did find out why it was there


Up a Mango Tree
Up a Mango Tree | Source

Take This Poll About Mango Trees - See How You Measure Up Against Other Pollsters


Me and my friends having fun

up a mango tree in Ndola, Zambia

(or Northern Rhodesia as it was then)

over sixty years ago!

Where are they now, I wonder?


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Have you ever sat up in a mango tree eating mangoes?

See results

And Now Several Random Photos of Trees:

Swimming Pool at Hotel Koral St Konstantine, Bulgaria
Swimming Pool at Hotel Koral St Konstantine, Bulgaria | Source

Pine Trees in St Konstantine, Bulgaria - The Bulgarians do love their trees

This is the Hotel Koral Swimming Pool in St Konstantine, surrounded by pine trees. The surroundings are so beautiful that I have stayed there several times with my family - highly recommended!


A Street of Pollarded Trees at Dusk - London, 4th April 2010

Not a pretty sight, but somehow fascinating. Can you see the sunlight reflected in the windows at the end of the street?

A Street of Pollarded Trees at Dusk in London
A Street of Pollarded Trees at Dusk in London | Source

Rhus has the most vivid red leaves at this time of year -

It brightens up a corner of my garden just as everything else is beginning to fade

Rhus
Rhus | Source

The Sibley Guide to Trees - You can get this from Amazon -

The Sibley Guide to Trees
The Sibley Guide to Trees

If you like trees, you might like this book - you would certainly learn a lot from it.

It's very useful to have a reference book like this, to help you choose a tree and to tell you how to grow it

 

And Last but not Least: This is one of my Favorite Photos of Autumn Trees - Taken outside Stationers Park, London

Autumn Trees Stationers Park
Autumn Trees Stationers Park | Source

Do Leave a Comment Here - I love to hear from people; it's nice to know who has been visiting

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    • ecogranny profile image

      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      I do love trees and could hardly bear to live without them. Wherever there is a tree, the air is fresher. I loved the poem about the types of wood to burn. Such lessons were once common knowledge, handed down from one generation to the next, and possibly life saving. Thank you for an interesting and entertaining read.

    • norma-holt profile image

      norma-holt 

      5 years ago

      Loved this lens and got a nice kick out of that video. Blessed and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013 and also on Why Are There Trees.

    • Michey LM profile image

      Michey LM 

      5 years ago

      Great lens Blessings!

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @greenspirit: I would be interested to see whether it recovers, but I doubt it - not much sign of life the whole of this year

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      poppy mercer 

      5 years ago from London

      I wonder if the Birch will recover with some clean up cuts? My sister has a husband that likes to'get things under control', and he chopped a lovely Birch in half in the name of pruning. A few years later it has recovered and looks just as lovely as before. (just as well for him actually)

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      kguru1979 lm 

      7 years ago

      I really love tress, especially since I am in India. In summer season when you travel in two wheeler, it is a nice experience to stand under a tree for shadow...! really brilliant lens...! I like it..! Thumbs up...!

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Enjoyed your lens as I love trees, also. I like how you photographed the same tree in different seasons... different moods. Perhaps that helicopter was checking out reports of a suspicious woman photographing trees! Ha. Nicely done.

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      bjslapidary 

      7 years ago

      A neat lens. Great job!!

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @puzzlerpaige: I copied this from my Bing Search:

      #can't see the wood for the trees (British, American & Australian) also can't see the forest for the trees (American & Australian) if someone can't see the wood for the trees, they ...

      idioms.thefreedictionary.com/âcannot+see+the+forest+for+the+trees#

      So you are right, but I'm not wrong. I have never heard of your expression, being English!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Great Photos! Lovely Lens

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Wonderful tress lens with beautiful photos. Love all everything you've presented here .. dear lady Gloriousconfusion :) 5 stars for you. Have wonderful times :)

    • puzzlerpaige profile image

      puzzlerpaige 

      7 years ago

      I do love trees also, although I'm not great at ID'ing them. On the quiz, we say "He can't see the forest for the trees." But I didn't see that option.

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