I have never seen i the hawthorn SG white and
heavy with bloom as I have seen it this year. One really tall hawthorn tree was so laden as not to leave a square inch of green. The branches looked as if weighed down by a heavy fall of snow. Indeed you were not conscious of any branches. Clothed in thick white was the tree. According to popular belief it is a sign of a coming hard winter. The snow-blossom of Spring gives way to tough red berries which furnish food to the starving birds.