Part Two Of The MY Town Hare-Brained Tree Quest

My main goal for today’s ride was to verify that those things in Arborus Nesticus were actually nests and not mistletoe, as some people have suggested after viewing my post yesterday. I thought the zoomed-in picture at the top of this page would settle the controversy once and for all, but I have to admit it doesn’t clearly show the leaf & stick construction. Oh well, I tried.

Since I was out in this cold and windy weather anyway, I figured I might as well continue my Hare-Brained Tree Quest. I should clarify one thing before I show my pictures. In the original Portland Heritage Tree Quest, the “Heritage” refers to the trees. In the MY Town Hare-Brained Tree Quest, the “Hare-Brained” refers to the quest. I didn’t want anybody to think the TREES were hare-brained.

Even a tree expert like me sometimes has to admit he can’t identify every single tree on earth. I wish I didn’t have to admit that on the first picture of the day, but for some reason it reminds me of The Singing Bush in the movie The Three Amigos.

This is an excellent example of a Midwestern Stubby Pine Tree.

I can’t believe I was lucky enough to spot this Primary Colored Playground Tree. They flourish in New York City and Los Angeles, but are quite rare in Minnesota.

I had to consult my Audubon Field Guide to identify this one, but its a Chippendale Pine. It has skimpy pine needle clothing over its very visible muscular limbs.

Pergularium Invadicusthe scourge of picnicers everywhere. They will literally snatch the potato salad right out of your dish.

Common Tri-Trunk Tree

In true Minnesota Nice fashion, the Waving Pine actually waves back at you. NICE!

Arbol Que Crece Desde el Banco. Translated from the original Spanish: Tree That Grows From a Bench.

Ironwood Hat Tree. (Reindeer and fairies are often attracted to the scent of this interesting tree.)

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

3 response to "Part Two Of The MY Town Hare-Brained Tree Quest"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 16, 2020

    Were those trees waving or giving you a rude sign?

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: November 16, 2020

    Would you believe that when I saw your waving pine, I instinctively waved back? Well, I did. And I felt a little foolish for waving at a computer screen.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: November 17, 2020

    Another nice collection- definitely looks nest-like instead of mistletoe to me. The mistletoe in Oz is very droopy – you wouldn’t mistake it for a nest. I will get a pic at some point 🙂 Your waving pine looks to me, like it’s saying “C’mon, c’mon over here, come hither.”

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