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Observed: 2nd April 2012 By: jhn7
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Ash coming out at the same time as Oak, undecided forecast for the summer rain.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) interacts


Fenwickfield's picture

few days

Your's is definitely further on maybe a week,will check on mine again to see the time scale.They do say that spring moves from the south to north of the country a mile per hour ( I think it is a mile )saw it on spring watch or country file last year.


martinjohnbishop's picture

There may be other factors

Such as soil type, drainage, aspect. I found one in bud just opening and one fully out in the same place today.

jhn7's picture

That's interesting.

Actually there are Ash trees in the wood (lower down the hill) that are not as advanced as this one. Also there are Oaks almost next to the one I posted earlier in winter mode with no sign of spring, how bizarre is that?

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Refugee's picture


They may well all be self seeded and will vary slightly but not enough to be recognized as species in there own rite.


corylus's picture

Agree about other factors

Access to water,orientation etc.We have Sycamore that leaf up at varying times despite close proximity.The largest Ash I have seen is in the Czech Republic.

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