Set A treeblog seedling update (Day 186)

As I have already mentioned, I am back in Edinburgh all winter for university. But, all the treeblog seedlings are home in Sheffield. Yesterday, my father kindly provided a sort of status report for all the seedlings. Yet there are no photographs for the time being since his camera was stolen on holiday! Please bear with us.


The Report

The grey alders:
1. 3.7 cm. Well proportioned. 6 leaves.
2. 1.8 cm. Very weak looking. 6 very tiny leaves.
3. 3.3 cm. Similar to No. 1. 9 leaves with a new pair ready to open
4. 11 cm. PRIZE specimen. Sturdy trunk, many leaves. 4 actual branches with growing tips.

The cider gums:
1. 6.5 cm. Well established, but spindly. 6 leaf pairs, 2 new ones.
2. 7.5 cm. Spindly. 10 leaf pairs.
3. 4 cm. Strange specimen. Extra spindly, very small leaves & 2 branches – needs photo.
4. 7 cm. 5 leaves, but only in top 2 cm.
5. 8.5 cm. 8 leaves in pairs – all in top half.
6. 3.3 cm. Very sickly specimen – 8 leaves.
7. 10.5 cm. Very healthy. 14 leaves.
8. 8.5 cm. Spindly but healthy – 10 leaves.
9. 11.5 cm. Healthy. 10 leaves.
10. 10.5 cm. Healthy. 12 leaves.
11. 6.5 cm. Spindly but healthy. 8 leaves.
12. 9.5 cm. Very spindly. 12 leaves.
13. Spindly & over-tall. 8 leaves.
14. 9.5 cm. Very spindly. 8 leaves.
15. 3 cm. Small but healthy. 6 leaves.

The Scots pines:
Alpha: 5.5 cm to top of needles – looks well.
Gamma: 4 cm – very thin stem, but looks fine.


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