Pecan Tree and Nut - when you are eating your holiday pies this year or enjoying pecans sprinkled throughout those winter recipes, this is the pecan nut in its way to you. I think they are pretty trees, giving great shade in summer and flavored wood for fires in winter. The trees produce pretty patterned shells.
The meat is so rich, I can only eat it in rationed amounts, but I do love them.
natural green canopy
Flagstaff Fall - Peter James Nature Photography
A Tree Forest - Banyan , or, as it is called, the tree – forest, has not one but thousands of Bengali trunks.Darvoto rubber plant has the highest crown. It reaches about 500 feet in diameter and is supported by aerial roots, extra props. - See more at: http://formyhour.com/tree-forest#sthash.LfY6bLWg.dpuf
American Elm: Central Park, New York
Ulmus americana, generally known as the American elm or, less commonly, as the white elm or water elm, is a species native to eastern North America, occurring from Nova Scotia west to Alberta and Montana, and south to Florida and central Texas. The American elm is an extremely hardy tree that can withstand winter temperatures as low as −42 °C (−44 °F). Trees in areas unaffected by Dutch elm disease can live for several hundred years.
French photographer Clément Briend projected giant heads on to trees at Parc de Saint-Cloud near Paris …
Oak alley, light and shadows, William Guion
Ever Longer Shadows
Ever longer shadows
Striding ‘cross the earth
Fleeing from the setting sun
For all that they are worth
Yet night-time soon will meet them
And greet them as a friend
Accept and then absorb them
To dignify their end
(By Daisy …Date unknown)
Quaking Aspens are shade-intolerant, and as these trees grow taller, they are in a constant race upwards for the sun with their close neighbors in the aspen grove. Their lower branches eventually become shaded, so the Quaking Aspens cut off the flow of sap to these lower branches, causing them to atrophy and fall off, leaving a dark eye where each self-pruned branch used to be. This allows the trees to only expend their limited energy on the more productive, sunlit upper branches.