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Conversations With Trees #24

Today’s Tree:  Ash, Fraxinus – can you name it? I was unable to identify this one, so leave me a comment if you know. Feathery bronze-purple leaves, pale bark.  I am unable to identify an ash with this leaf coloring, … Continue reading

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Conversations With Trees #23

Today’s Trees:  Maples Big Leaf Maple, Acer macrophyllum The grand big leaf maple has leaves as large as a foot.  They are valuable trees to the Pacific Northwest as habitat for deer, birds, squirrels, insects, and even shade for young … Continue reading

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Conversations With Trees #22

Today’s Tree:  Royal Purple Smoke Tree, Cotinus coggygria (tongue twister)  I see this tree/shrub planted frequently around my area, possibly because it is deer resistant? Maybe I should give up on the veggie garden and plant only these, as I … Continue reading

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Conversations With Trees #21

Today’s tree:  Catalpa or Indian Bean Tree, Catalpa bignonioides I do not see any long seed pods to be certain this is a catalpa, but I find few other tree leaves like this anywhere.  There is a Northern catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) … Continue reading

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Conversations With Trees #20

    Today’s tree:  Yellow Poplar or Tulip Tree, Liriodendron tulipfera (doesn’t Liriodendron sound like a song?) Difficult to believe, for years I have passed by this absolutely massive tree a block away from me not noticing it!  A primary … Continue reading

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Conversations With Trees #19

Today’s tree:  Red Oak, Quercus rubra Someone can tell me if I am wrong, but I believe this oak in my neighborhood is a red oak, even though they are not native to Washington State.  The reason I deduce this … Continue reading

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Conversations With Trees #18

Today’s Tree:  Western Hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla Hemlock was named by Europeans after a similar-smelling weed but is not at all related to the poisonous hemlock that killed Socrates. The Japanese term feels much more appropriate, “Tsuga” meaning “tree mother.”  The … Continue reading

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Conversations with Trees #17

Today’s Trees:  Pines (species Pinus) With fewer light hours following work to take photos combined with 3 days of fog and a crazy-and-a-half day, the best I could manage is a few pics of a small pine in the woods. … Continue reading

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Conversations With Trees #16

Today’s tree:  Quaking Aspen, Populus tremuloides Photos courtesy of my daughter (Carli), who is in Oregon this weekend apparently enjoying much more blue sky than I am in Western Washington fog.  Her mom’s tree obsession must be wearing off because she … Continue reading

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Conversations With Trees #15

Today’s Tree:  Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii I could not help but notice the Latin name for the Douglas Fir is menziesii just like the madrone (Arbutus menziesii).  This got me thinking, who was this Menzies guy these Pacific NW trees … Continue reading

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