This summer out in Wyoming, I learned that there are male and female pine cones. And more recently (in the last few weeks), I’ve read The Overstory, by Richard Powers; The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben; Changes in the Land, by William Cronon; What is Landscape, by John Stilgoe; and The Accidental Farmers, by Tim Young. These experiences and books help me to pay more attention to forests and street trees.
This tree was along the sidewalk by my house.
One observation I made while walking along Vernon Road – An oak tree’s southern leaves had turned, but the northern side hadn’t. Why?
And then, I observed that lower leaves on a tulip poplar were turning but leaves above them weren’t.
Finally, I just thought this was a cool picture, with some leaves on the surface and others on the bottom.