“Gnarled and mighty” is the way the Woodland Trust describes the hornbeam, a tree that can live 300 years and provides home and shelter to many. I love its spring show of ridged green leaves and delicate catkins and Kew is the perfect place to indulge in this enjoyment.
Common hornbeam, Kew Gardens, London, April 2021
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 29 April 2021
Posted as part of Cee’s FOTD