Monday, July 30, 2012
'I think that I shall never see
A poem as beautiful as a tree'.
So goes a snippet of poetry that has stuck in my mind for decades. Elm trees are at the bottom of the photo and London plane trees at the top. Fortunately our elms have not been infected by Dutch elm disease although we do have the destructive elm leaf beetle. The long drought and short sighted authorities who switched water off to the trees really knocked the trees around, but after a couple of good years of rain, they seem to have bounced back. I love most trees, in all their shapes and sizes, with or without leaves. Elms in particular look quite majestic without leaves.