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English Elm in The Tree Year, Part 1

Since learning about The Tree Year 2011 project from a Metropolitan Field Guide post, I have been contemplating which tree in my neighborhood to observe this year.  (The United Nations declared 2011 the International Year of Forests.)  Should record the blooming of the Callery pear we adopted as part of MillionTreesNYC?  The London planetrees I can see from our window?  The weeping willow in a nearby garden?  The English Elm in Washington Square Park?  Should I select a tree located outside of my neighborhood?

After publishing a Marsh Madness entry on the Minetta Brook last week, which included information about the English Elm, I settled on this elm as the subject of The Tree Year project.  Below are photographs from days 1 and 2 of observation.

Day 1 - March 31, 2011

(the phone pictured is 4.5 inches long)

Day 2 - April 5, 2011


dusty gedge said…
A beautiful tree - Elms are very rare now in the UK sadly. Good luck with your #treeyear project :)
Georgia said…
dusty, the elm is majestic and I look forward to seeing it in full leaf.

I will follow your #tree year at your blog at

The Tree Year project (by dreamfalcon) is on Twitter @treeyear and #treeyear and on Facebook as "The Tree Year."

You can read dreamfalcon's blog at
Anonymous said…
Welcome to the Tree Year Project!
Beautiful choice - looking forward to more!