February 24, 2013
Common hazel (Corylus avellana) is one of the first of our trees to flower in very early Spring. In time with nature, while their pendent 'lambs tail' catkins are emerging, so is a drawing of a hazel tree for The New Sylva.
Sarah has been working on a drawing on an enormous hazel tree. The specimen grows deep in the woodland at Blenheim Palace under the spreading crowns of ancient oak trees.