Getting to Know Trees

Many of us admire trees from a distance or walk by and look up to see how big a tree is.  If you have never stopped to take a really close look you are missing something grand, especially this time of year.  Some trees, red and silver maples for example, have already flowered and are forming seed.  Sycamore still has seed pods from last year, but not for long.  Other species have buds packed with flowers and leaves just beginning to open.    The unfurling is almost magical.  When you are near a tree, stop for just a moment and take a look.

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