The Greening Of The Elm

By Artur Ciesielski | Hygge

Each spring there is lots anticipation until the Elm in our front yard greens.

In 2015, I noticed the first signs of leaves on February 16.

It’s now February 18th and only a smidgen of green has shown. It’s a warm mid-winter, with record highs so, I think, it’s a bit unusual that it is taking so long, but the fall was warm too.

I’m going to keep track of this tree as it blooms this season.

February 17th. Just a few buds.

February 17th. Just a few buds.

February 21st.

Unlike a week ago when the branches were all bare, the tree is now fuller, with little green buds and a few very small young leaves peaking through, carefully.

Chinese elm in Phoenix

February 21st, 2016 – now covered with little green buds all over.


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