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Golden Birch


By Lori

Golden Birch

have removed three trees who were encircling this pretty little birch. you can see the metalic cast to the bark which is papery and curly like the white (canoe) birch.

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It looks like the leaves are all almost fallen. Does this mean winter is around the corner?

It's been hot here, so there's no hint of winter.

10 Oct, 2017


Lovely shape you ve revealed

10 Oct, 2017


The leaves were ravaged by tent caterpillars, D1. It took them until August to regrow and then we had an early frost first week of Sept... and back into hot weather! Everything, even the trees, are confused. The flow from the south with all the hurricanes has dominated our weather and the jet stream is up in the 50's lat. when it's usually bringing us (around the 45th. parallel) snow and cold from the west by now. It continues to be warm and balmy during the days with temps in the single digits at night. Not normal weather at all!
Thanks 3d. This young tree sprouted from a huge rotten log. it was hemmed in on all sides by larger trees. Four of them were ash, of which I've removed 3, last season.. the 4th is visible to the right in the photo.. all of the ash were showing signs of disease, so out they come! It has come along fast this season and is looking even more handsome. I like the goldies even more than the white birches.

10 Oct, 2017


How grand is nature amazing it sprouted from a huge log. Yes better rid of the Ash grees if diseased. I have to agree the goldies are much prettier to see than the white.

10 Oct, 2017


Lovely! Long may the mild spell continue! Mind you, its eerie here today. Dark grey sky, high winds and crazily warm. Storm on the way.

15 Oct, 2017


yes, eerie, is the word for it, Karen. It makes me feel very nervous too. I don't like to feel the warmth if it presages something dire. good luck.

16 Oct, 2017

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