Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Tuesday 3 January

Very windy and of course wet.

I really wanted to show you the buds on this Horse-chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum - but it was so windy, will try another day soon.
The buds are very sticky, there are always insects stuck on them, I am told that the sticky sap is protection against frost and insects, it seems to work.
This is a very young tree that was vandalised a few years ago the top half was broken off - it is now quite sturdy.

Take Care.

1 comment:

  1. I don't recall ever seeing a small one. Of course I must have... but I guess I only pay attention to the large ones. Those sticky buds are the weirdest thing.


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