Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fantastic Fall - Tri Color Tree

Taken in Highland Park, Rochester, New York yesterday.
This is a tri color beech, a rare tree in this area.

Planted in 1892, it towers above people visiting this park.
In spring, the leaves are bordered in pink and white.  Now, in early fall, only the white remains.

Happy fall from upstate New York for day 5 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.  What is happening in your world today?

9 comments:

  1. Never heard of a tri-color tree... unless it is late October when the leaves turn orange, yellow, red, etc...

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    1. Well, there's that, too, but that tri colored beech was one of the most amazing trees I've ever seen.

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  2. I love old trees. Always wonder about all the secrets they must know and hide.

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    1. Just think, Corinne, when that tree was born, women did not have the right to vote (they gained that right in my state in 1917) - and a woman instrumental in obtaining that vote is buried just a few hundred yards away. That, to me, is so awesome!

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    1. It is. My pictures did not do justice to how big it is!

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  4. One of my neighbors just planted one. I debated it years ago, since they grow so slowly, and went with a Rivers Birch instead. Now I wish I had planted more of the birch in my yard. They are truly beautiful trees - both of them.

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    1. I love birch trees, too. Happy to live in a climate where they thrive.

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