Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Here is a short bowled Chinquapin oak that is located in a forest with wolf tree characteristics.
A wolf tree is a tree that branches out early. These trees grow in open areas and do not have to grow tall to beat the competition.
But this tree is growing in the middle of a forest and has competition to contend with. It is my thinking that at one time the bluff that it is growing on was cleared of trees and this tree dominated the area.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
River birch has some varities such as Heritage River birch that are improvements from the wild tree.
Since I live outside of the range or River birch I am asuming that what I see planted in parks and along streets is Heritage River birch. What are the differences between the 2 trees?
Here is a link to a guide to Birch trees.
River birch is planted less often in landscapes but is stronger and healther tree against disease and insects. The bark is an attractive feature pealing in long strips down the bole of the tree. These strips are darker in color than the bark of other birches.
River birch can survive better than normal in acidic soils. For this reason River birch has been planted in strip mine reclamation areas.
Here is a good site on growing and caring for a Birch tree.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
This vine is also called Trumpet Creeper, Devil's shoelaces, shoestrings, hell vine, cow itch vine.