August Challenge #5

White Birch

Utility pole has a decided lean to it — probably a Southern Pine  — Western Red Cedars are used too (doubtful around here) as a pricier option but last longer

River Birch

At an entry to an A-Frame home along the North Fork at one point — prone to flooding, the house is gone, and the land is for sale — 18 acres, $115K (boat and flotation devices not included)

Osage Orange inter-grown with a Mulberry and Honey Locust

Once used extensively for hedge rows around fields — the advent of giant farm machinery led to the removal of most of them

The corn field is in the flood zone of the North Fork

Lone hedge apple produced by the Osage Orange

Has a citrus odor and said to keep mice and insects out of the house — have to see what the experts have to say about that!   🙂

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.

2 response to "August Challenge #5"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 9, 2019

    Not many leaning poles here as they can start bushfires in summer. Looks like your countryside stays green all year round.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: August 11, 2019

    Your list keeps on growing Rich! I am so impressed with your knowledge of trees in you area. And you do seem to have a lot of different ones.

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