For Tree Following this year, I've chosen a magnificent old cherry tree in North Merchiston Cemetery in Edinburgh. Crafty Green Boyfriend and I started walking round this cemetery (and the nearby Dalry Cemetery) every day for our #DailyExercise during the first UK lockdown last year. And we're still doing the same walk regularly, though not quite as often.
Here is a view of the whole tree in winter
And a close up of the buds
The bark of a cherry is quite distinctive, as you may be able to tell if you click on the photo below to enlarge it
Another thing you may notice when you click on the above photo is that there is an area oozing with fluid on the trunk. I'm not sure what this is, perhaps a canker? The tree is very old, and no doubt suffers from various problems.
In front of the tree, the crocuses are almost in bloom
and there are a few fungi near the tree too
And something (badger? fox? dog?) has been digging a hole near the roots