I seem to be on a tree kick here so maybe I will just keep it going…
Garden Rant had an invitation to discuss thoughts on street tree policy here. Lots of comments! People feel strongly about their streets and trees, go figure.
Local Ecologist blogger Georgia writes from NYC now, she always has great insights about public policy and plants.
A monthly Festival of the Trees rotates among a variety of blogs, including co-founder Dave’s at Via Negativa this month. Always good arboreal stuff in this round-up, from photos to poetry to links that will lead you to look at our leafy friends in new ways.
Now, back to photos. Some of my favorite street trees in the neighborhood, all taken a few weeks ago when more leaves were up than down.
Japanese maple, unknown variety (it would be on my short-list for the back garden, if only I knew what it was!):
A pretty dogwood (I would say maybe Cornus kousa except that I have one and it lost its leaves much earlier, so I’m not sure):
Close up of dogwood fruit – do they remind anyone else of Crunchberries?
Another Japanese maple, I’m going to go with ‘Bloodgood’:
Nothing like sunlight through those leaves, turns them from wine to scarlet:
I’ll save the neighbor’s magnificent gingkos for another time. They deserve their very own page, I think!