Now where did that tree go?

A bit of a hurried post I’m afraid, babies and building are top of my list of things to do at the moment, although I did stop to take a few shots and take a closer look at my beech sapling, my ‘tree following’ subject.

Unfortunately it looks like the damage from the deer or possibly hare have taken their toll and it doesn’t appear that much growth is going on above the damage. However on closer inspection the little sapling is trying it’s hardest to cling on and new growth has appeared in an abundance near the base of the trunk. Fingers crossed it will make it through the summer and if it does I’ll reward it with some protection for the hungry gap.

Until next time, hopefully with some better pictures, happy tree following.


Author: Eddy Winko

Left the rat race to live a less hectic and harmful life. From the building of a straw bale house to the composting toilet diaries; read my blog

12 thoughts on “Now where did that tree go?”

    1. You are right of course, but it’s all down to time and how many trees I can protect. The best deterrent is living on the land and leaving the dogs to roam free, they discourage the wildlife from coming too close. Thank fully they only ever chase the deer and the hares are too fast to catch…most of the time 🙂

  1. Poor little tree. But providing it doesn’t get grazed to the ground it should survive. It’s just learning about pollarding a bit early in life!

  2. We’re cheering you on, little tree!

    (I’ve added the link to this post at the foot of the text on the April Box page.)


    1. He’s having a tough time for sure, but it’s a game of numbers and the other few beech that I transplanted seem to have made it without any far!

    1. Great link that illustrates the delicate balance and power of nature that ‘intelligent humans’ keep messing up. Mind you nature will still be here long after we are all gone 🙂

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