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Changing Colours

The time of year when the trees change colour and the leaves start to fall. We've had some very wet weather and the ground is still quite damp. The trees are gradually shedding their summer coats and starting to put on their autumn ones. Shades of Autumn This is...

Reflecting on Trees

With Yorkshire having a varied landscape, including beaches, forests, moors and lakes, there is also a huge variety of trees to suit each location. Trees near North Bay, Scarborough The Yorkshire Coast has a variety of public parks and spaces in which the trees are...

Trees Near the Sea

These trees are seconds from the seaside Our countryside is one of many contrasts and perhaps one of the most surprising ones is when trees grow just seconds from sandy beaches! The image above is taken in Scarborough Old Town and just beyond the end of the cobbles...

A change of season

Still some greenery on the trees So the summer is behind us and the autumn is here. Colder nights, darker evening and the leaves change colour. Yet some of trees in public spaces are keeping their green 'coat' for a little bit longer! Here on the Yorkshire Coast,...

Twisted Trees

Each tree is unique, a bit us Human Beings! No two trees are the same. And then each species is also different from the next. Bark, branches, twigs, leaves and roots have different textures and shapes. Twisted tree in Peasholm Glen Some are tall, some are small and...

A summer with a difference

Few of us can question the strange summer we've had in 2019! Sweltering temperatures, monsoon-like downpours, strong winds ... what a difference to 2018's sunny conditions. With the trees in full leaf at the moment, any rain and wind combination can mean cause damage,...

Trees that stand alone

Trees that stand alone

While many trees cluster together and some are part of a large wood or huge forest, some trees simply like their own space. When we see such a tree, we might wonder how it got there and why it is on its own. These trees seem to hold their own in the landscape and...

Cool timber

Cool timber

As the heat builds in the summer season, there's nothing better than seeking the shade of trees. These lovely trunks and branches can be found in Dean Road Cemetery in Scarborough. A peaceful place where lots of folks are laid to rest, the trees stand tall above the...

Woods on our Doorstop

With the summer season now underway, there's something about the coolness of woodland that is even more attractive! The Scarborough has many wooded areas including Peasholm, Forge Valley and Jacob's Ladder. There is another area of woodland that is worth a visit and...

Trees of Note

If you are heading out and about in Scarborough (between the rain showers!) then you'll be pleased to know you can enjoy some tree-mendous tree spotting while out for a walk! Peasholm Park's Treasure Trove of Trees, which also takes you along Peasholm Glen, is a great...

Trees near the Coast

So many of us are lucky enough to live by the coast. And the Yorkshire Coast is not only spectacular, it is also festooned with trees! Trees near the Coast The weather varies a great deal along the seashores and the trees are hardy and can take extremes of...

The Best Month for Trees

So we're well into May! May is one of the finest months of the year for tree 'viewing'. Fresh leaves ... plenty of great colour ... and lots of different shades of green to be seen! From waterside parks to thick green forests, there is lush tree growth everywhere....

Churchyard With Timber Treasures

Churchyard With Timber Treasures

Many of our churchyards have a remarkable collection of trees and shrubs which add to the peaceful landscape. St Martin's in Seamer, near Scarborough, is one of them. Just off the village's main street, St Martin's sits atop a small hill with a collection of trees...