Remember the basswood, and it's mysteries? I did find another one in the cemetery. But this is the original... the huge basswood that I used to love, back by the railroad tracks.
Well, it's the stump of that tree, which blew over in the big wind storm of 1998. I finally found an angle from which to take a picture of the new basswood which grew from a sucker. Look how big it has gotten!
This silhouette looks nice against the sky, and one of the parts of identifying trees is to recognize them with the leaves off. Note the alternate branching. The overall shape is oval, and you can follow the main trunk well into the top part of the tree. Also, it's very symmetrical, and the branch tips all reach for the sky.
It's a very handsome tree! Almost every part of it is interesting. I haven't shown you closeups of the flowers yet, or the leaf shape. There will still be things to show you in the coming seasons.
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