Sampling – the sage plant

David Hackett cutting samples from the sage plant in the Medicinal garden outside the Science Gallery.

Although the sage plant is obviously not a tree we were keen to include it as it will add extra sensory and healing aspects to the project.  

We also expect to get some wonderful images of the hairy surface of the sage leaves.  

 

Hamburg Trees

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Some really interesting trees I saw on a recent trip to Hamburg. They are situated in front of the Rathaus in the city centre.

I asked David Hackett today if the nodules were as a result of a disease at the end of the branches.  He told me that the unusual lumps were as a result of ‘hard pruning’.   David mentioned that this type of pruning can be found on trees behind the Four Courts in Dublin.