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Spring arriving early… 17 April 2019

Plantwatch: leaves spring ever faster as temperatures rise (via The Guardian)

By Paul Simons

A heavenly green spectacle is spreading northwards across the country as trees open their new leaves. The delicate green of tree leaves in spring is remarkable and perhaps the greatest spectacle is the flush of new beech leaves that are so translucent they cast a green glow across woodland floors.

Another striking feature is how the trees in springtime have been tending to come into leaf earlier over recent decades, and that reflects how average spring temperatures across the UK have risen by about 1C over the last few decades.

Read more via The Guardian…