Untraveled old deciduous forest trail photo during snowy winter months.
Autumn picture of honey locust trees .
The honey locust tree variety has smaller leaves than the regular honey locust.
Leaves turn a bright yellow and are pretty when the sun passes though on a bright Fall day.
When the sun comes out in winter months it can cause the snow to melt off buildings creating long icicles.
Winter icicles can be quite striking to look at as the sunlight travels through them as seen in the above forest photo.
Deciduous trees lose their leaves seasonally in the winter but some leaves like on this Maple Tree are still holding on.
This is true with some red oak trees where a few leaves will stay on the tree until spring.
We have lots of types of maple tree pictures and can been viewed on our Maple Trees page.
Cedar being an evergreen tree makes for a great year round hedge.
These white cedar trees run the edge of a driveway and provide more of a wind break.
Many property owners plant a row of cedars as a property line break rather than use more expensive options such as a wood fence.
There are many types of cedar trees and more pictures can be found on our Cedar Trees page
Picture of the seeds from an Ash Tree.
Trees fight for light while providing nice cool shade along this farm tractor lane.
Making a natural center piece is easiest if you have access to branches of a pine and/or cedar tree.
The white pine and cedar are evergreen trees so creating a natural display can be done any time during the year,
Christmas is the best time. Especially with twinkle lights and a few snowy décor accessories.
We have lots of Pictures of Christmas Trees
Spruce trees are resilient as shown in the picture.
Out in the open, high winds blow the trees hard which has prevents them from growing up straight.
Landscapers will typically stake newly planted trees so they grow straight.
We have lots of Pictures of Spruce Trees
Red maples are an Autumn favorite.
The bigger the red maple tree, the bigger the red splash of color!
We have lots of pictures of Maple Trees
These Forest Trees have been tagged for cutting down. Why you might ask?
These are ash trees and are subject to emerald ash borer infestation which kills the trees by getting under the bark. Cutting down the trees in the forest is a plan to control the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB )infestation.
Red oak leaves left on the tree blowing in the wind in this winter photo.
Winter snow has fallen and this wooden ski rack is waiting for some cross country skiers to arrive.
White pine tree branches are a preferred evergreen decorating choice at Christmas.
Favoured because the pine needles retain there evergreen color and their long soft needles last a long time.
Great for holiday decorations for along the fireplace mantle, in front windows …
Add a few decorative accessories and you be ready for guests.
Established conservations areas will have trail posts marking your walking route as in the photo above.
Some trails are left to the walkers to figure out. If you have ever been lost or without anyone’s help for directions near dark it can unnerving trying to get back to the vehicle .
This state of mind can easy against work again your safety.
When ever there is a walking trail board posted, take one or more photos of the map so you can refer back to the trails.
Crisp white fluffy snow accumulates on branches in the forest
Willow Trees do well near and around water.
Nice snowy winter picture with willows by the pond over flow.
See more willow tree images on our Willow Trees page.
During the winter season the willow tree’s leaves are shed.
Left are the yellow newer growth branches on the last year or so.
This is one way to identify a willow tree in the forest … they like to grow near water and ponds.
A mature white pine is one of the taller trees in the forest.
In the evergreen tree class, because it retains it’s green needles year round.
In the Autumn a large perimeter bed of fallen needles is created .. which animals rummage around in and source the seeds found in pine cones
White Pine trees is readily identified by it’s soft needles.
Apples ripen in many colors and these are ripening in a classic red.
Fall photo clearly shows the irregular shape between different apples and not all apples are perfectly round as found in the grocery store.
Irregular Apples like these are destine for other uses such as apple sauce or animal feed.
Telephoto image of three maple trees in a distant farmer’s field.
Nicely spaced apart, the image reveals how differently shaped the maple tree grows.
Maples tree are about 25-35 years old.
A simplicity is what this Rock Sculpture displays.
With just two stones, one can create a cool rock element, maybe what no one else has for your garden paradise.
Easiest way to create a stone sculpture is to use what you have .. but if you want to duplicate this design you will need to go to the rock quarry or your local garden center.
When looking for a water feature, one the first things is to consider scale … it is very easy to just buy one you fancy and then get it home to find it is too tiny for the spot you had in mind. Good part about buying a water feature at your local retailer is that you can easily return it, usually for full refund.
The fun part for me about having a garden water feature is that it attracts birds during the dryer summer times … if water fountain is close to your patio seating area or a window .. it is quite a cool experience to have them be so close … watching visiting birds just going about their business is enjoyable.
A couple safety considerations, is that other insects are interested in your water source, these include wasps and bees and can be annoying and a sting hazard to some .. especially if they frequent your patio area .. and are constantly flying through your seating area. Also to be aware of young children may be temped to touch the water, if in reach, maybe afterwards put their hands in their mouth. Remember that bacteria from summer heat … and birds poop will contaminate your water … good warn to your kids and any visiting children not to touch the water.
The fastest way to get a water pond and/or fountain is to buy a prefabricated one … water features can be found at retailers like Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot … and your local garden center which may have larger water fountains in more elaborate garden styles
Wood Stools are handy as they can be used for every day use or secondary seating, brought out for added seating.
These wood stools are cut out of solid wood and thus have a solid bottom and are relatively sturdy.
Without backs, the stool makes for a great space saver .. able to be tucked under a table or in a corner when not in use.
Nice part about the above designed wood stools, these are little more up scale design than the basic cut log pieces that one going to find around the outdoor firepit.
Note: These turned stools are not readily found and may require custom order or fabrication.