Leaving

Separation

Leaf from stem

Releases the bough

To face winter’s drag

Saves the tree

Winter buds all ready

For spring

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n.b. The following website considers the timing of arboreal leaf growth. The discussion about winter bud formation is found at the foot of the article.

https://sciencenorway.no/forskningno-norway-trees/how-do-trees-know-when-to-awake-in-spring/1455135

CLP 20/11/2019

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Christopher Perry

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