August Challenge #2

Hackberry view east

Hackberry view west

White (Silver) Poplar

Not considered a good tree to plant

Here is why — it is extremely invasive — dozens of sprouts surround the poplar stump as well as the living tree

White Poplar showing bark and dark green upper side of leaves and silvery white underside

Bald Cypress

A deciduous conifer

Normally associated with swamps, they will grow in upland locations

(Information from Illinois Gardener’s Guide by James A Fizzell)

Sun and Cypress leaves

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

4 response to "August Challenge #2"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: August 3, 2019

    I’m impressed that you know all their names. That would make the biggest challenge for me with this tree challenge. Beautiful trees you have.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 3, 2019

      Thanks, but I don’t know them all at all — I do have a Tree ID book from decades ago that is very helpful — trees don’t change much I guess.
      I really should take that book along to ID what I’m seeing. (Riding is more fun 🙂 )
      I do know a shagbark hickory when I see it, cause the bark is, well, shaggy.

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