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The last trees to drop their leaves


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12 hours ago, Allen said:

Springwood is covered up in beech trees. They don’t drop their leaves in winter.  Instead they hold onto their leaves until new buds in spring push the old leaves off. The dead leaves hang onto the tree through the winter, becoming bleached out and tissue thin, not unlike a money plant. Catch the light low on the horizon the whole wood glows golden, winter’s last display. One of my favorite lesser appreciated nature spectacles down here. 

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Those are all young trees. Had this been farmland or was it logged out before.

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47 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

Those are all young trees. Had this been farmland or was it logged out before.

It’s been quite a while since this area has been logged (not in my lifetime). 

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7 minutes ago, Allen said:

It’s been quite a while since this area has been logged (not in my lifetime). 

I thought trees would grow faster than that down there. When I got married the power company owned a large right of way next to my inlaw’s property. It was just a field back then. Now it is a forrest with much bigger trees than in your photos.

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