Tree-Watching Project: The Finale
December 11, 2012
This post concludes my year-long Tree-Watching Project. I started this project in December of last year and followed my “adopted” willow and maple trees through all four seasons. I will, of course, continue to notice, observe, and remark upon interesting tree happenings in the year to come, but my “official” project is over.
My “adopted” maple and willow trees have now been stripped of all their leaves after a very rainy, windy, and blustery few weeks. What leaves have not blown away remain in soggy ground cover beneath the trees.
It seems fitting to end this series with the promise of new life, the first buds on the willow tree.
You may recall that I found the inspiration for my tree-watching project from reading Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees by Nancy Hugo. So for the book lovers among you, here is a review of some remarkable tree books published this year, which I found listed in this article in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. I’ve already reserved most of these titles at my local library. Enjoy!