Greenshoots

The cycle of life and death in nature.

A storm killed the parent tree last year in Colchester, its children live on.

A storm killed the parent tree last year in Colchester, its children live on.

In October last year I wrote about the loss of my soul mate an oak tree called the “Castle Tree” killed by a UK storm.  I rescued thirteen acorns from around the fallen tree, planting them in pots hoping that I could salvage something from the death of the tree. In the last few days three oak saplings have appeared in the pots.  I have witnessed the cycle of death and life via the “Castle Tree” and its children.

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6 responses to “Greenshoots

  1. It’s awesome! I love doing that. All the trees in my yard started that way.

    AV

  2. Aww that is brilliant Alex… marvellous to see the young saplings sprouting.. From tiny acorns do mighty oak trees grow… Thank you for your contribution to keeping the old oak alive 🙂 xxx Sue

  3. Nature is a great reminder that there is no life without death. We humans, especially the Western variety, would benefit greatly from a greater openness about the end of life. It could be regarded as equally significant as birth. Yet look at how we embrace a new birth!

    • It is a sign of the disconnection of humanity from nature that death is a taboo subject. Our ancestors turned death into a great event such as the ancient Egyptians and those that built Stonehenge.

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