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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
TIMELESS OAK TREES
In my column for Jan. 10/11, I wrote about the timeless qualities of a huge oak tree I encountered on a forest walk. Here are a few of my favorite oak tree photos...
THIS IS THE LARGEST OAK ON OUR PROPERTY. IT'S A WHITE OAK WHICH HAS WITHSTOOD ITS SHARE OF HIGH WINDS AND OTHER THREATS TO ITS INCREDIBLE FAR-REACHING BRANCHES.
NEW RED OAK LEAVES AND FLOWERS IN SPRING. THESE ARE THE MALE FLOWERS. THEY WILL POLLINATE FEMALE FLOWERS TO PRODUCE ACORNS.
FROSTY RED OAK LEAVES ON A MORNING IN EARLY NOVEMBER. OAK LEAVES ARE AMONG THE LAST TO FALL, TURNING WINE-RED BEFORE DROPPING, AND THEN, QUICKLY A DARK EARTHY BROWN.
A CLOSE-UP OF RED OAK LEAVES AND FLOWERS. THIS FALL'S CROP OF RED OAK ACORNS WAS A BUMPER ONE, PROVIDING AMPLE FOOD FOR DEER, TURKEYS, BEARS, SQUIRRELS AND CHIPMUNKS.
Photos by Rick Marsi. January, 2015. All rights reserved.