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Old 11-17-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Most trees are almost bare, I want to buy a Palm tree to keep my sanity lol, I can't take 4.5 months of brown. We didn't have our first frost or freeze yet however we did have a frost advisory like last week and the grass was frosty about a mile northwest of us, talk about a close call lol. There's no "frosting temperatures" in the forecast and I hope it stays that way.
Try 6 months of brown!
We are reliably bare from until mid-April, sometimes mid-May.

I like being able to see more trees at once,
the animals "hiding" in the trees
and on a sunny day, a bare-deciduous forest is like having 10,000 sundials.
I like being able to look outside and tell time without a watch.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I just realized we are probably bare 6 months, too and I usually say four! November to April would cover it and that is 6 months! I guess because weather in Nov. or April isn't bad I don't think of bare!

Riding through the state forest yesterday was awesome, so neat seeing areas normally hidden. The Ice Age Trail cuts through Point Beach and the terrain is definitely not flat, very interesting.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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do naked trees bare fruit
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Try 6 months of brown!
We are reliably bare from until mid-April, sometimes mid-May.

I like being able to see more trees at once,
the animals "hiding" in the trees
and on a sunny day, a bare-deciduous forest is like having 10,000 sundials.
I like being able to look outside and tell time without a watch.
I'd lose my mind if we had 6 months of brown lol. I'd say all of our deciduous trees are totally bare from Early/Mid-December to Mid/Late-April. I remember our early heat wave in April 2009 caused the trees to go from totally bare all the way to fully green with flowers in a matter of 3 days, it was so weird lol.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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One time when I was visiting Mexico a shopkeeper wanted to see photos of where we were from. When he saw the pictures full of bare trees in the background he thought that they had all died. Guess he thought we spent the springtime replating them all!
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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do naked trees bare fruit
In some ways, yes!

Sometimes fruits or nuts hang on to trees after leaves fall.
And "naked" maple trees bare sweet syrop after a long, snowy winter.

The main thing I enjoy about bare trees is that when the sun does make an appearance, it's mostly unobstructed. I might be kinda hard to explain without actually being here, but there are some rolling deciduous woodland areas that delightful to walk through on a mild/warm sunny day. A bare deciduous forest cuts down the wind more than it does the warmth of the sun, making it often feel warmer in the woods than being in an open, sunny field.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I'd lose my mind if we had 6 months of brown lol. I'd say all of our deciduous trees are totally bare from Early/Mid-December to Mid/Late-April. I remember our early heat wave in April 2009 caused the trees to go from totally bare all the way to fully green with flowers in a matter of 3 days, it was so weird lol.
Nearly all of our trees are bare early-mid November and remain that way until May.

Sometimes we go from winter (highs in the 30's and 40's F) to summer in the 60's, 70's and low 80's F in a matter of 1-3 weeks.
Spring doesn't last long when that happens.

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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One time when I was visiting Mexico a shopkeeper wanted to see photos of where we were from. When he saw the pictures full of bare trees in the background he thought that they had all died. Guess he thought we spent the springtime replating them all!
LOL. Funny story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Trees in full green are much prettier than ugly dead skeletons.
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I wouldn't call them ugly, dead skeletons, just hibernating like the bears!!!

Birch trees, with a few evergreens, pines scattered between, a snowfall and snow on the ground, a sunrise, make an awesome picture and gorgeous view!

I guess I just don't ever see ugly, too much of a Polyanna!

Last edited by susancruzs; 11-21-2009 at 07:56 AM.. Reason: grammar
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