Alot of trees seem to be having a good year as far as flowers go. I have seen a lot more flowers on pines, Scots, Mugo and Japanese White.

This ones a Mugo at Stephen’s house the other day. Anybody else seeing more of this this year?



This Common Juniper also at Stephen’s only had to be touched to raise a cloud of pollen.




Noelanders Trophy Winners

Here are the Winners from the 13th Noelanders Trophy.

The overall Winner is the beautiful Juniper Chinensis owned by Luis Vallejo

Simon Tremblett’s Willow won a nomination and was awarded a BCI President’s Award

Cascade Scots Pine owned by David Benavente, Nomination winner

Hornbeam EBA Award of Merit Winner, German Sojer

Nicola Crivelli’s Spruce, nomination winner.

Beech Raft nomination winner owned by David Barlow.

Best Kifu Chinese Juniper owned by Mauro Stemberger

Yew Owned again by Mauro Stemberger BCI Award

Best Tree entered by a member of BAB, Mugo Pine owned by Christian Vos

If I’ve missed any, let me know!!