Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Three trees at Wisley

Three Trees, Seven Acres, Wisley
pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook
11" x 16"
© Katherine Tyrrell - all rights reserved

I sketched these trees in the garden at RHS Wisley on 29th March 2012 - while sat in a sleeveless shirt with sunglasses on because the sun was so strong!

The thing is I can't work out what the trees are and so I've currently got my nose in my tree books.

  • Has anybody noticed how they're very keen that you identify tree by their leaves and fruit?
  • Has anybody noticed how deciduous trees don't have any leaves at all for a large part of the year.

Just saying......

Anybody recognise what they are from their shape.  I don't know why but "lime" keeps coming into my mind.


  1. Nice sketch.

    I've never been to Britain but I do have a strong interest in trees. I think you may be on to something with supposing that the trees are lime. The shape is right for a member of the Tilia genus - here in Canada we have a native tree called the basswood that looks quite similar.

    But have you considered, especially with the Asian looking structure nearby, that it might be a gingko?

  2. Thanks - the shape is not right for a Gingko


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