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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Tree of the Week

Wild Cherry- Prunus Avium

A large deciduous (sheds it's leaves) tree, native to the UK and Europe, except the far north. It grows best in fertile soil and full sunlight. This is a popular tree, planted for it's spring blossom and used by birds to feed from the fruit.

  • Look out for the clusters of white cup shaped flowers, flowering in April-May. The leaves will be oval with pointed tips, fading orange and deep crimson in autumn 
  • The bark tends to be brown/red with with horizontal lines, starting to peel and fissure with age

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