Our property supports quite a few indigenous trees as well as those we grow in the nursery. Winter is a really different time to observe our trees. Many people may think of trees and forests as empty or dead in the winter – nothing could be further from the truth.
Our rugged firs dominant our forest. Everything else somehow seems to fit around them.
The California buckeye shares the forest with the fir. For most of the year, the buckeye is really an attractive tree – but for at least a season, it is UGLY.
Big seeds, eh?
Quite the presentation. And, no, I am not going show you the UGLY.
Yeah, I know; it’s not really on our ranch – I think it is Triassic and I thought it was too cool and had to show you. Still, our madrone looks a little Triassic, all clumped up, anyway.
Then, again, our nursery has some pretty interesting trees as well.
We will be posting more photo studies of our forest. Stay tuned.