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.

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Early spring fir forest

Our rugged firs dominant our forest. Everything else somehow seems to fit around them.

buckeyeFlower_0963-webThe 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.

Buckeye sprouted into ground

Big seeds, eh?

BuckeyeQuite the presentation. And, no, I am not going show you the UGLY.

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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.

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Then, again, our nursery has some pretty interesting trees as well.

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We will be posting more photo studies of our forest. Stay tuned.

steve

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