A highlight of the tree year in Sidmouth is its annual celebration of trees – and this year’s was a mix of interesting talks and stalls:
TREE CELEBRATION 2019
Sidmouth Arboretum’s annual celebration of trees was a great success. The Cellar Bar at Kennaway House was packed with people interested in trees.
Sid Valley arboriculturalist and tree surgeon Andy Rowse was in Chino in Japan earlier this year:
The official tourist guide takes us through the wonderful natural wonders of this area of central Japan, right amongst the mountains and forests:
Andy’s talk showed us how this rugged nature has influenced both temple and domestic gardens across Japan.
Here’s a selection he has kindly forwarded:
Veteran cherry near Matsumoto
red pine in Tenryu-ji
Japanese garden 1: The Japanese garden photos are of gardens around Chino.
Japanese garden 2
The pine before…
… and after is to illustrate pine pruning technique on a Scots pine.
Mountain walk 1
Mountain walk 2
Mountain walk 3
Shinto shrine with zelkova
Working in Japan