Monday, November 5, 2018

Ulmus americana - The American Elm

Even though this is not a very old elm tree, there are not many left that live even this long. Wouldn't it be nice if this one had some resistance to the fungus? There are fewer and fewer people alive now who remember these towering giants. Clicking on photos will enlarge them.

This is probably the last of the fall color shots. We've had days and days of rain and inevitably the leaves are all coming down. Of course for real nature lovers and gardeners, these leaves are gold because of how they nourish plants in the future, plants yet to come. The sugar maples and the Norway maples are good now and even the oaks are pretty for a few days before their leaves turn brown.

It does seem to me that the trees spend a greater part of the year leafless than leaf-full. While I do like looking at branch and twig patterns - - - - - - .

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