Trees In Spring

Trees are living things and as such have molecules and enzymes in them that signal the changes in season. The big thing about spring is that we have more sunlight and as sunlight is a very important thing to a tree, they begin to grow and bloom once again when they are getting more hours of sunlight each day. But it was warm and sunny that day in February you may say, that may be true, but it wasn’t enough sunlight on a daily basis so not enough to tell the trees it was spring once again.

We can see the changes on the trees quite easily, they bud and new leaves start to grow, this is the main growing time for trees, as they look to reproduce. Experts say that this season is like a tree’s adolescence as it is the main growing time. Trunk growth is something that happens throughout the summer months and root growth occurs in the fall and winter, but the prettiest part of all is in the spring.

Trees typically have two kinds of buds, the large ones that will one day become flowers and the smaller thinner ones that will one day will be the vegetation (the leaves). This all occurs quite fast in the grand scheme of things and during the summer we can reap the rewards of the fruit (if its a fruit tree) or look forward to picking up all the leaves once again come fall.

For trees to be lovely in the spring means that they have had a winter on them with temperatures between -5 and 10 C, this triggers a physiological reaction within the tree itself with the hormones and enzymes to allow the tree to be radiant once winter has ended.