..the hazelnut tree..

 

Blog 021718 Little Branch HazelNut Tree Sense Event

The Little Branch created the HazelNut Tree for the new round of the Sense event which opened on February 15, 2018, and runs for 25 days.

This HazelNut Tree  is a four (4) season tree and it is animated too. The animation is very light and natural. The tree is 100% mesh and the permissions are copy/mod. You can change the size but as with all mesh, just watch the land impact. I’ve also created a video showing the seasonal changes (Spring>Summer>Autumn/Fall>Winter) and the light movement of the leaves:

Just a little general information about Hazel trees (printed from Woodland Trust) –

  • the scientific name is Corylus avellana and the family is Betulaceae
  • it is a deciduous tree native to the United Kingdom though there is also an American HazelNut
  • hazelnut trees can live for around 80 years with coppiced stands living for several hundres years
  • The tree branches are so bendy/limber in the spring. You can actually tie a knot in a limb and it will not break.
  • Hazels are wind pollinated and the pollen is not sticky so the grains repel against each other. This causes difficult for bees when trying to gather pollen.
  • Leaves are soft to touch because of the hairy undersides.
  • The delicious hazelnut only forms once the female flower is wind pollinated. First the fruit is oval and hangs in groups. At maturity, there is a woody shell surrounding the nuts which also is within a bract of leaves.

Head over to the Sense event before it closes to pick up the HazelNut Tree. And for more amazing trees and flowers for your land, visit The Little Branch mainstore sim too!

Credits:
HazelNut from The Little Branch (Sense Event – February 15 – March 9) @
Fluffy grass from The Little Branch @ (included in HazelNut tree package)
Snakeweed from The Little Branch
Riverwood tree from The Little Branch
Riverbeech tree from The Little Branch

Location:
Sol Existence sim

Music in video – Medicine by LiamM

 

More ways to interact with The Little Branch:
Website
FaceBook
Flickr Group
Marketplace
Pinterest
Plurk
YouTube
In-World Group

.. the giant beech ..

To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them — the whole leaf and root tribe. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

blog 020318 The Little Branch Giant Beech Sense Event

The Little Branch created the Giant Beech tree for the new Sense event which opened on January 15, 2018, and runs for 25 days. That means you have around 6 more days to pick up this big beautiful tree at the event.

This Giant Beech is a four (4) season tree and it is animated too. The animation is very light and natural. The tree is 100% mesh and the permissions are copy/mod. You can change the size but as with all mesh, just watch the land impact.

Just a little general information about beech trees (printed from Woodland Trust) –

  • the scientific name is Fagus sylvatica and the family is Fagaceae
  • it is a large deciduous tree
  • beech trees can live for hundreds of years with coppiced stands living for more than 1,000 years
  • In Celtic mythology, Fagus was the god of beech trees. It was thought to have medicinal properties – beech leaves were used to relieve swellings, and boiling the leaves could make a poultice. Forked beech twigs are also traditionally used for divining

Head over to the Sense event before it closes to pick up the Giant Beech. And for more amazing trees and flowers for your land, visit The Little Branch mainstore sim too!

Credits:
Giant Beech trees from The Little Branch (Sense Event – Jan 15 to Feb 9) @

Location:
Sol Existence sim

 

 

 

More ways to interact with The Little Branch:
Website
FaceBook
Flickr Group
Marketplace
Pinterest
Plurk
YouTube
In-World Group

 

 

.. a visit to The Little Branch ..

“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”  ~~  Liberty Hyde Bailey

blog 012818 Little branch 3

Last week I received notification that I was selected to represent The Little Branch as a blogger in Second Life. This was a very welcome notice and one that made me smile. I have admired Cari McKennan’s work and have watched the brand grow over the past several years. I love that he continues to grow and improve and offer new options such as animation, seasons, etc. I am therefore very excited to work with The Little Branch and share new and existing items.

Since I am newly joining the blog team, I took a trip over to Aspen Springs to tour the main store location. I have been over a few times since it opened in December but hadn’t captured any pics there yet so I decided to capture both some snaps as well as a video so that you can see just how lovely the whole region is:

When you land on the region, you find yourself in a warehouse area with big greenhouse style warehouses. You can find trees and flowers and such inside with each version shown in multiple sizes and seasons. Near the entrance, you will also find an area where you can find out which events The Little Branch is taking part in and what is being offered at those event locations – events such as Cosmopolitan, Sense, Limit8, The Liaison Collaborative, TMD, Shiny Shabby and more.

blog 012818 Little branch

After you leave the sales area, you can explore the sim where you will see so many different trees and flowers growing by the water and with buildings and all. The sim was designed and landscaped by Minnie Atlass and wow, did she do a great job! The trail is hilly and has such visual interest as you move from one part to another. Minnie incorporated so many of the grasses, flowers and trees into the scenes that it just feels so alive. There are a couple of beach areas, some rocky areas, and even a stream. There are quite a few places to park yourself and just enjoy the scenery or hang with a friend. If you enjoy snapping landscape pictures, then you definitely will enjoy a visit!

blog 012818 Little branch

And if you are creating your own regions, blogging scenes, parcels, stores, etc…you will not go wrong with selecting any products from The Little Branch.

Thank you The Little Branch for the opportunity to blog and share!

Credits:
Pics and video captured at The Little Branch main store and sim on Aspen Springs

Little Branch LOGO

More ways to interact with The Little Branch:
Website
FaceBook
Flickr Group
Marketplace
Pinterest
Plurk
YouTube
In-World Group

Music in the video:
Thom Byles – The Great Outdoors
Tay Oskee – That Place