Cedar trees love wet loamy soil … so not surprised to find a healthy cedar tree and cedar grove at this Crawford lake conversation area.
Photo of steep decline in walking path thorough a cedar tree grove. Large cedar tree’s branch over hangs decent on path.
Eastern Hemlock Tree Type showing the trunk and branches.
Scientific name is Tsuga canadensis and is classified as a coniferous tree, meaning it looses it’s foliage in winter.
Eastern Hemlock Tree growth is at 6 to 10 inches per year with a mature tree height of over 100 (33 meters) feet tall.
Image of red-osier dogwood shrub with it’s red branches showing in the winter months. Red Dog Wood branches are a popular home garden accent in patio pots and the sort
Nature is in a continuous loop, retiring Trees in the forest, just a landscapers and gardeners have to replace their outgoing trees and flowers.
Unfortunately ash trees are being cut down to stop the spread of disease caused by the ash tree borer.
The sign in this photo warns the public not to venture out on ice that has formed on forest ponds during the winter months.
I wonder what forest animal made these snowy tracks across the frozen pond. Any ideas?
An Ash tree log left on the forest floor peaks out of a mound of snow in midwinter.
Many times animals go unseen on walks, here the snow reveals the animal tracks of a deer.
Shortest distance between two forests is across the pond!
Forest tree Stump in winter capped with snow
Winter tree branches in the forest with snow cover!