Friday, February 27, 2009

Scrub Pine - Pinus virginina




Cone has thorns, is short and needles bundles of 2



Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Osage Orange/Hedge


I last visited this site in Feb 2007





Here is a Osage tree leaning over more than 45 degrees.

From the base of the tree to the end of the branches is 47'
circumference is 81"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Habitat Holes



Fallen branches from Honey locust create habitat holes.

Friday, February 20, 2009

White American Sycamore Branches


White American Sycamore Branches show through the tangle of winter.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Oak Branch Climbing up Hill


Here is an Oak branch climbing up the hill.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Parkland


Here is a shot up the hill and the photo below is the same park shooting down the hill. The multi stem Mulberry is on the right. I will post those photos tomarrow

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tree of Heaven


Here is an interesting Tree of Heaven growing away from a cliff in search for light.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Katy Trail Turtles








Here are a bunch of turtles on the Katy Trail near Rochport.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Persimmon Tree





Not a big tree but I always enjoy it when I come across one.

Circumferance 26.5"
Height 60'
Canopy 12' & 19'
Points 90.4

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Winter Valley video

video

Here is a video of a valley that I come to often. I hope to come again to this exact spot in the Spring,

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Triple Tree Trunk



This triple tree trunk is:
Hackberry on the left,
Black Walnut in the middle and
Mulberry on the right.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sand Bar


These geese are enjoying a newly appeared sand bar as the river drops in this winter drought.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Gray Dogwood


I found this Gray dogwood starting my hike last Saturday.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Northern Red Oak


I found this stately tree in a park while working. Taking a break from work I measured the tree.

Height 80.6'
Circumference 141.75"
Canopy 79' 88'
Total points 243.2

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Bat Houses


Here are some bat houses I have found in the woods. The one above I saw today and the one below I saw on the Katy Trail last September.

Shagbark hickory also provides shelter for bats. They get up under the shag bark.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Oak Wolf Tree



In the middle of this photo is a tree that is called a Wolf tree. This is a tree that branches out and occupies more area than normal. This tree now is being crowded by other trees. In the past it was probably in the open.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

White Oak by Pond



I came across this White oak yesterday. I measured it because of the large diameter. Notice the broken top.



The tree is located to the right and upper end of the lake. Even though this tree has 75 to 100 years on the rest of the trees it is not any taller.



Height 76.7'
Circumference 172"
Dia 54.7"
Canopy 76' & 81'
Total Points 268.3