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Old 09-21-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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I love the feel of a cold, windy ocercast day with bare trees. Actually feels like winter to me.....and it kinda sets the mood. I don't find bare trees depressing at all....especially cedar trees with their white barks they look beautiful when they're bare.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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I love the feel of a cold, windy ocercast day with bare trees. Actually feels like winter to me.....and it kinda sets the mood. I don't find bare trees depressing at all....especially cedar trees with their white barks they look beautiful when they're bare.
What kind of cedar trees are you talking about?
White bark and leafless?
All the cedars that I know of are evergreen.

Are you confusing "cedar" with "bald/pond cypress"?
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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Maybe birch? Birch is deciduous and has white bark. It is a cool climate tree and is abundant in Latvia (where I was born)
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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Maybe birch? Birch is deciduous and has white bark. It is a cool climate tree and is abundant in Latvia (where I was born)
You;re right, I meant Birch!!!!

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What kind of cedar trees are you talking about?
White bark and leafless?
All the cedars that I know of are evergreen.

Are you confusing "cedar" with "bald/pond cypress"?
Lol, I meant Birch....thanks for correcting me Mr.Marbles
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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You;re right, I meant Birch!!!!

Lol, I meant Birch....thanks for correcting me Mr.Marbles
NP

Birches are beautiful, especially when there are several of them together.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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It never occured to me to freaked out or annoyed or depressed by leafless trees. The things you learn on cd...

But then i live in the southern US where even in the dead of winter, pines (obviously) are joined by magnolias and live oaks in being green all year. Perhaps that modifies the degree of bare tree limbs we see.
Where I live, easily 95% (by distribution) of trees are deciduous.
Autumn averages about a 40% chance of sunshine and winter averages about 30%.
So it's easy for us to identify with the song "California Dreaming";
"... ALL the leaves are BROWN, and the sky is GREY!!!..."

It seems like all of our native evergreens' leaves take on a dull/dark appearance too.

When you look around the neighbourhoods,
easily 3/4 of all trees are still deciduous,
as most of the evergreens in landscaping are a spruces (Christmas trees ) or small-meduim height pines.
Pines don't even do well (they often look yellowish) here because of our heavy clay soil.
For shrubs, less than half the shrubs in landscaping are evergreen.
So by the end of November, it's safe to say that 80+% of everything "looks dead."

Does our bareness sound a lot more "extreme" than around Memphis, Tennessee?
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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NP

Birches are beautiful, especially when there are several of them together.
Sweet pic!!! Where was this taken?
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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Lol, I meant Birch....thanks for correcting me Mr.Marbles
There's a birch in my neighbour's front yard. (weeping birch? )

Maybe 14 inches in diameter, and 20-25 feet tall.
Main branches are at least 3 inches thick.
Probably over 25 years old.
I think birches in general grow a lot stouter here in our clay soil than seen in your pictures...
Probably grows more in girth than height every year.
I find its branch/bark pattern interesting too look at too.

Only downsides to it is it is one of the most drought-sensitive trees, and bugs LOVE the tree!
Attracts stinkbugs, aphids, ladybugs, ants, spiders;
pretty nasty if you're the one cutting the grass near some of the low hanging branches.

My neighour likes to cut his lawn too short and almost never waters his lawn,
so most summers after his lawn starts to crisp up, the birch tree starts to lose leaves and look sick.
This summer was too cool and/or too wet for his lawn to die, so his birch looks especially full and dark green at the moment.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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Sweet pic!!! Where was this taken?
Silver Birch forest, Inari, Finland (basically far northern Finland )
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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There's a birch in my neighbour's front yard. (weeping birch? )

Maybe 14 inches in diameter, and 20-25 feet tall.
Main branches are at least 3 inches thick.
Probably over 25 years old.
I think birches in general grow a lot stouter here in our clay soil than seen in your pictures...
Probably grows more in girth than height every year.
I find its branch/bark pattern interesting too look at too.

Only downsides to it is it is one of the most drought-sensitive trees, and bugs LOVE the tree!
Attracts stinkbugs, aphids, ladybugs, ants, spiders;
pretty nasty if you're the one cutting the grass near some of the low hanging branches.

My neighour likes to cut his lawn too short and almost never waters his lawn,
so most summers after his lawn starts to crisp up, the birch tree starts to lose leaves and look sick.
This summer was too cool and/or too wet for his lawn to die, so his birch looks especially full and dark green at the moment.
Sounds nice , most of the trees here that go through seasonal changes are in a dark green also , probably attributed to the fact that we've gotten about 17 inches of precipitation so far this September.
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