Do certain trees always turn certain colors in the fall? Always is probably a stretch, but generally this can be true.
How about those lines of oak trees that become a deep maroon each year?
Maroon is a shade of red, so you might think these are red oak. Not so. I checked a lot of these trees last week, and every one that color was a white oak!
Here's one that grew up in the open- spreading nicely. It may not be completely typical though. My tree book says the single trunk is usually distinct about 2/3 of the way up the tree. Not true here.
However, the leaves with rounded lobes verify it is white oak, Quercus alba
Tomorrow is an important blogging date for me. Stay tuned.
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