Blog - Spring

Joining the Tree Team for a day...

Jane, became a member of the Tree Team for a day. Read on to find out how she got on...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

One of the most important aspects of our work here is continuing to grow our staff’s skills and knowledge, so we can ensure that the trees are receiving the best possible care.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: Crinodendron hookerianum

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Well, there is still plenty of spring colour to enjoy here at Westonbirt and the flowers will keep coming through the summer, though not in the abundance we are spoilt with in spring.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: Cercis siliquastrum

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Looking good out in the arboretum today are over 15,000 trees, though perhaps some more obviously than others.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: eye-catching Enkianthus

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Among the many attributes of members of the Enkianthus genus are the bell-like flowers.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: Davidia involucrata

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I have chosen to highlight this one this week as our largest, oldest specimen (close to Main Drive and Loop Walk in the Old Arboretum) is looking quite fine in bract right about now.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: Rhododendron quinquefolium

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There is far too much excitement amongst the plants to attempt to mention it all here, so I shall stick to just the one today.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: radiant Rhododendrons!

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Among the numerous Rhododendron species and cultivars in flower here currently, are two 'firsts' for Westonbirt.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: fantastic foliar flushes!

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Amid the endless shades of green seen as fresh foliage emerges, are equally wonderful tones of pink, purple and red, as some of our trees put on a colour show equal to that of autumn.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: cheerful cherries

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Some of you will know that our Prunus sargentii on Broad Drive is looking rather good just at the moment. Photographs posted to Facebook last week illustrated this nicely I took a few more this morning confirming that this is still the case!...

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: awesome Acers

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There is so much to excite here at Westonbirt just now - far too much to mention them all here so I have chosen to highlight just a few of the Acer species along Broad drive, which are perhaps more subtle in their flowering beauty.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: Azara microphylla

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The beauty of spring is definitely unfolding at Westonbirt (even if it has turned a little bit chilly again!) and one of the many highlights is Azara microphylla, which is in flower right now.

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Dendrologist Dan’s spring stunners: Magnolia campbellii

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Spring things are really getting going here at Westonbirt right now.

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: eye catching catkins!

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Quite a different theme this week. We are all drawn towards different things at different times, and for me, today it was the awesome Alders!...

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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners!

Spring is springing here at Westonbirt, with our trees waking up (some before others!) and providing us with spectacular floral and foliage displays for all to enjoy.

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