October 10, 2011

English Elm in the Tree Year, part 4

In the previous post in this series, we wrote about the deepening color and thickening canopy of the English Elm with the onset of summer.


Whenever we walk by the elm, we observe squirrels eating, playing, standing, or engaged in other activities.  In the spring, they would likely eat elm buds.  With fewer buds to eat in the summer, the squirrels who frequent the elm are likely eating the nuts fed to them or left there by regular park users and tourists.  Squirrels, so common to us, amaze tourists.  The sheer size of the English Elm is also remarkable which might account for the greater amount of nuts and squirrel activity in this area.

Previous English Elm in the Tree Year posts are available at
English Elm in the Tree Year, part 3
English Elm in the Tree Year, part 2
English Elm in The Tree Year

This series of part of The Tree Year project.

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