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This blog will contain pictures and information from my everyday encounters with nature in London and the surrounding areas. I will log details of the origin of each photograph thus recording what there is to be seen and where it was seen. I very much welcome anyone else who can upload photos and information about nature in London and the home counties. I work freelance in the film industry so have plenty of days off. I hope to update Monday to Friday and once on the weekend posting at around 19.30, I don't post on bank holidays

Friday, 11 March 2011

Ornamental Cherry Trees

I thought I'd end the week with what in my opinion is one of the best natural sights in London at this time of year, Cherry blossom. There are upward of 40 species of Cherry Tree. The species that actually  produce fruit are very limited and usually derive from wild cherry. The trees you see all over London at the moment with white or pink/white flowers are ornamental only. The Cherry Tree is a very important symbol in Japanese culture akin to the British relationship with Oak or Roses. The trees play a part in art, music, film even religion. The bark on Cherries varies a lot but usually contains horizontal lines/markings called lenticels.

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