Some More Trees

As I have wandered around on a few rides this week I snapped a few more trees. Of course I am not sure of any names for them!

This first one looks somewhat ghostly. It is not a dying tree, and I THINK the second photo is of a more filled out tree of the same. I could be wrong ;’-)


This Next photo attempts to show what is on the ends of the needles or fronds, or whatever they are called. I looks like some kind of cedar — do you know what it is?

We have some Birch trees around too.

Is Bamboo considered a tree? If not, ignore this one ;’-)



I think this next one is an Oak. What caught my eye is the trunk of many limbs.



I love trees. I just don’t know much about them.

11 response to "Some More Trees"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 14, 2019

    Those are some great photos!
    Most birches here succumbed to a disease years ago, the oak is interesting, and that first tree is really unusual! — its definitely an evergreen. 🙂
    Bamboo is actually a grass if we can believe that — the photos sure look like trees to me!

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 15, 2019

      Thanks Rich. I seem to have known that about bamboo, but had forgotten the facts ;’-). I actually really like bamboo, but if I recall correctly, it can take over like a weed in some cases.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: August 14, 2019

    Nice collection! I think the cedar is a weeping Alaskan Cedar, but am not certain.

    I think the last one is some variety of maple, not an oak. Not sure of this either.

    Bamboos are grasses, not trees; but as far as the Challenge goes, they’re close enough to qualify. We love bamboo! I found an article listing some differences between bamboo and trees though:
    Bamboos lack a vascular cambium layer and meristem cells at the top of the culm (stem). The vascular cambium is the perpetually growing layer of a tree’s trunk beneath the bark that makes a tree increase in diameter each year. The meristem cells make the tree grow taller each year.

    Bamboos on the other hand do not increase in diameter or height. A single bamboo culm reaches full height in just one growing season. It then persists for several years, gradually increasing the number of side branches and branchlets, but neither growing broader or taller.

    Another important difference is that bamboos don’t have a bark as trees do, they have protective leaves around the culm (culm sheaths) in their early stages of development.

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 15, 2019

      Thanks for his lesson on trees (and grass) Scott. As I look back to where I took that photo of the Maple, I know you are correct. I like knowing about the weeping Alaskan Cedar as we have quite a few of those and I have wondered about them. I love that this challenge is teaching me things (like many of the other challenges ;’-)).

      Very interesting facts about bamboo. I am pleased that it will qualify for the challenge ;’-)

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 15, 2019

      Good ID of the Weeping Alaska Cedar, and yes I did have to look it up. 🙂
      Found lots of weeping trees in the process, so they are natural, I was wondering if they may be some sort of cultivar, but they aren’t.

  3. By: Lah Posted: August 14, 2019

    Love your variety. The tree/s with the multiple thick branches is/are really interesting.

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 15, 2019

      Thanks Laura. We have a lot of trees around here, and some of them are difficult to focus on ONE! Sometimes can’t see the forest for the trees. ;’-)

  4. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 16, 2019

    That Weeping Cedar is a nice tree even though it looks a bit sad and weepy. I think I have seen similar in a botanic gardens somewhere… Where? Now let me think ….

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 16, 2019

      I agree Tony — I like this tree and there are many nearby. I am so happy to have learned the name of it.

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