My Tree Almanac for 2024 at last becomes current today, 1st January 2024. Here are a few snippets for January extracted from the book. Before you read on, I wish all my readers a wonderful and fruitful 2024.

January, The Tree Almanac 2024
  • Moon wood felling: 4-11th January
  • Twelfth night 5th January – wassailing to encourage the sap to rise in our orchard trees (recipe for Old English Wassail with crab apples on p.26).
  • Practical notes: in the garden, dig up any spare tree seedlings and transplant or pot up / in the field and orchard, lay hedges / in the forest, plant young trees and prune existing trees (most species)
  • Wildlife watching: birds (goldcrest, woodpecker), invertebrates (ladybirds, galls), mammals (hazel dormouse), plants (mistletoe), fungi( beafsteak fungus, hoof fungus, King Alfred’s cakes)
  • Moon after yule (first full moon of the year): 25th January
  • Tree of the month: hazel
  • Celtic tree zodiac: Birch (24th Dec-20th Jan) and Rowan (21st Jan-17th Feb)

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