City Trees - in the streets, urban parks & along the canals in Amsterdam

Tree in the City Amsterdam, in the streets, urban parks and along the canals - urban Nature in pictures

Trees in the streets, along the canals, in the small urban parks of the city I live, Amsterdam! Trees are such an important part of Urban Nature in the City! For children but also for adults: - green leaves between the brick-stone or concrete houses and facades - shadows moving over the pavement… And the sound of wind whistling through the tree-branches! A pity that you can’t hear this in the photos!

City-trees have a completely different life than trees in the forests or in the country. City-trees have to work hard to survive in the streets between the houses. To find the food and good water they need, to catch their necessary light… On the other hand many of them have much space - so much light to grow. I think city-trees are real survivors and a very special part of world’s Nature. I admire them!

I enjoy it very much, all kinds of Nature in my city. And for sure the many trees in ‘my’ Amsterdam. I cannot imagine my life in the city without them. They show themselves so very clearly and they tell me every day the visible story of their life, in pictures. And the connections they make with the streets, other plants, birds, the buildings, dogs and people…

I like to start here a series of pictures of the city-trees in Amsterdam and dedicate them to ‘Children & Nature’ because most children live in the city. With each photo I mention the month of the year and the time of the day! So everybody can perhaps recognize and understand the seasons and day-time in their colors and the light between tree branches.
I am not a biologist; I am just somebody living in Amsterdam who loves the trees in my town. I hope I can underline this with my photos.

All pictures are free to download and to use as you like. Trees are for everybody, I believe!

Fons Heijnsbroek

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  • photo 'Weeping Willow goes on for many years already' - even in the water! Spring in the Vondelpark - early April - c. 3 o'clock afternoon; city Amsterdam.jpg
  • photo 'Shadows of branches on the pavement' in the Valkenburgerstraat - early May - c. 3 o'clock afternoon; Trees in Amsterdam City.JPG
  • photo 'How many cuts this tree already got in his life' - and how many branches he still have now!! In the Oosterpark - early November - 3 o'clock afternoon, in Amsterdam.JPG
  • photo 'Biking along the  trees in Spring' and the canal-water in early May - c. 3 o'clock afternoon - location: Nieuwe Herengracht, in Amsterdam city.jpg
  • photo 'This WAS a Willow' of c. 20 years old; the park department saw him down because he started to rot on the inside;  early January - c. 2 o'clock afternoon, Amsterdam city.jpg
  • photo 'Gentle shadows of branches, falling on the house-fronts at the Sarpahatistraat. The light is of early May - 2 o'clock afternoon; Amsterdam.jpg
  • photo 'Companionship of a Plane tree (left) & a Weeping Willow' in Fall. Both love water & lot of space for light; Mid October - c. 11 o'clock morning; Amsterdam City.JPG
  • photo 'Skinny plane trees, waiting for their leaves' with wide branches for catching masses of light in the Vondelpark, early April - 3 o'clock afternoon; Amsterdam city.jpg
  • photo 'Trees in early Fall', near the houseboats along the quay of the Oosterdok water; Mid October - 1 o'clock afternoon; Amsterdam city.JPG
  • photo 'He didn't survived the bloody storm of November', along the canal - mid November - 15 o'clock afternoon; Amsterdam city.jpg
  • photo 'An adult poplar with its feet' standing  in a construction-place of the Rijksmuseum; early March - 2 o'clock afternoon; in Amsterdam center.jpg
  • photo 'Late sunlight and shadows under the plane trees', at the Roeterstraat in Amsterdam city; early September - 8 o'clock early evening.JPG
  • photo 'Well-known climbing tree in the Sarphati-park', with worn-out bark of the tree branches at the bottom, Mid March - 2 o'clock afternoon; Amsterdam.jpg
  • photo 'Group of small city-trees on a church-square' aside of the Zuiderkerk; in the bright sun-light of early July - 6 o'clock late afternoon; Amsterdam city .jpg
  • photo  'A tree in company of young hollyhocks' and grass; Mid of May - c. 12 o'clock afternoon; Amsterdam city.jpg

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Created: Nov 14, 2018

Updated: Jan 24, 2020

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photo 'Weeping Willow goes on for many years already' - even in the water! Spring in the Vondelpark - early April - c. 3 o'clock afternoon; city Amsterdam

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photo 'Shadows of branches on the pavement' in the Valkenburgerstraat - early May - c. 3 o'clock afternoon; Trees in Amsterdam City

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photo 'How many cuts this tree already got in his life' - and how many branches he still have now!! In the Oosterpark - early November - 3 o'clock afternoon, in Amsterdam

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