Dear Readers, I have been fascinated by street trees for a while, and just recently it’s become very topical on my street. A tree has been taken down, and the residents have been asked to pick from a list of possible replacements. I was rather taken aback (and somewhat delighted) by the sheer ambition of the trees selected, and so this week, I thought we could combine a quiz and some feedback. Firstly, just match the photograph to the species, as usual. Then, if you were going to have a new street tree, which of these would you choose, and why? Feel free to chip in even if you don’t want to do the quiz. I have my own thoughts, which I’ll share next week.
Here is a view of the street in autumn…
…and in spring, just so you can get the general idea 🙂
Okies, so on to the trees. There are only 6 of them so that should make for a nice easy quiz this week. Just match the name to the photo, and pop your answers in the comments by 5 pm UK time on Saturday 5th June, along with any thoughts on which one we should choose if you have any. I will remove your entry as soon as I see it.
So, if you think that the tree in photo A is Amelanchior arborea, the serviceberry, your answer is 1) A)
- Amelanchior arborea var Robin Hill (Serviceberry/Shadbush)
- Prunus fruticosa var Globosa (European Dwarf Cherry – Globe form)
- Cercis siliquastrum (Judas Tree)
- Ligustrum japonicum (Japanese Privet)
- Halesia carolina (Carolina Silverbell)
- Lagestromia indica (Red) (Crepe Myrtle)