Wednesday, October 28, 2009

River Birch and Shadblow

Two more trees featured in last Saturday's Victorian Flatbush Tree Tour, at top the bark of a River Birch, one of the few trees whose trunk elicits the word plush, and the salmon-colored leaves of the Shadblow or Serviceberry. Xris explained the tree is named for coming back to life so early in the spring, blooming when the Shad spawn, when the newly thawed earth permits the undertaker's shovel.

1 comment:

Kenmeer livermaile said...

I am fully adjusted to Inland Pacific Northwest living but sometimes still yearn for E of Mississippian deciduous wealth.

tionsi: vestigial antennae nubbins