Saturday, 16 April 2011

Colour from the Season - Elm green

Many people still remember the Elm when it was one of the most dominant trees in the landscape before around 25 million were wiped out by Dutch Elm disease in the 70's and 80's.  I just came across a project called The Great British Elm Experiment  by The Conservation Foundation. If you're an organisation or individual who would like to plant a tree from a cutting taken from trees resistant to Dutch Elm disease for over 60 years, please contact them and help to re-populate the Elm into Britain!

Wafer thin papery seed pods and these fresh colours...

Snowdonia earlier this week.

Chip at Aber falls.

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.