Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday's Trees- Photo Updates on Past Posts

Each of the photos has a link to the original posting, I plan to post these pictures on the original post page as well. Good to have all the information in one spot. Each photo can be clicked on for a larger view.

The White Oak has some great fall foliage color.

White Oak

With spring blooms like this you can understand why the bees like it so much. Sourwood is another red fall foliage tree, love it!


These Cryptomeria japonica photos are showing the male flowers from two different cultivars- 'Elegans Nana' and 'Black Dragon'

Cryptomeria japonica

I recently found out that the tops of the Deodora Cedar can freeze and leave the tree without a leader. There are many specimen like this in SC. Before I left Virginia I found a nice collection of new cones on this Deodora Cedar on Fort Eustis.

Deodora Cedar

Pictured below are a couple hickory fall foliage trees from my backyard. I have Mockernut, Shagbark and possibly Shellbark Hickories, so these photos could be other than the Shagbark from my posting, though they all have great yellow fall color.

Shagbark Hickory

In my posting of the Chinese Pistache I was concerned about the reports of red fall foliage and ours having yellow. They can have either. Found a red one in the parking lot of the Costco in Greenville.

Chinese Pistache

For fall color I think I am in love with the Sassafras albidum. Who can resist the salmon, peach, orange, yellow, red and light green colors of this beauty in the fall?


This grand tree was found in the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson. With its smooth bark the American Beech is a canvas for those who want to profess their love.

American Beech

words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.


  1. That Cedar tree has the most fascinating cones on it. Oak leaves are beautiful but they are so tough. We had high winds yesterday and they blew in onto my porch and pond from the woods. They take forever to break down. Sassafras have beautiful leaves in the fall and I really like Sassafras tea.I think I am the only one in the family who does. ;-)

  2. A very good idea indeed to have a consolidation post. I so enjoy all of your Tuesday's trees. I was wondering what today's tree would be so I'm surprised it's all of them!

  3. My gosh, I love those pine cones! I have never seen anything like that.

    Good idea to organize it this like.

  4. William M. Harlow said "Nothing good can be said for the practice of trying to attain a cheap immortality by scarring an otherwise attractive tree trunk".

    Though there is a rather large European Beech tree in the Cornell campus Arboretum with my and my fiancée's initials on it :)


  5. Hi Janet, It is neat to see the trees gathered all in one post. The beehive shaped pine cones of the Deodora Cedar especially caught my eye, because I have never seen anything like them. That poor American Beech that you ended with! What a shame that it has been slashed. Its resilience in the face of all the damage to its trunk is impressive.

  6. Jennifer,
    Not to impose but the tree doesn't assume any damage to the trunk unless you carve deep into the cambial layer of tissue. The outer layer of bark only acts as a protective covering, and if you look closely at the beech trunks you'll see they heal quite quickly.

  7. Janet,

    At the Eastern Shore of VA the hawk watch platform, there is a Deodora with the top gone. Usually a few times day a hawk or some kind of bird would perch at the missing top. Now I know why the top was gone.

  8. Thanks Janet for all the info about the trees. I'm familiar with all them from my childhood. We have mostly pine here.

  9. I like seeing them all together, it shows how varied in form and habit they are. I do love that Sassafras albidum.

  10. I'm so glad you posted all of these together, Janet; it's nice to see some additional characteristics of these trees. Those pinecones on the cedar are so cool!

  11. Lona, I think the Cedar cones are really cool too. Love the fragrance of the Sassafras.

    Tina, thanks! Figured I needed to share some of the new photos.

    Rosey, thanks! I seem to have a lot of pictures of the trees.

    Trista, Cute!

    Jennifer, The cones are like beehives in their shapes. Many beech have carvings in them, to include one that just recently died that had Daniel Boone's claim to have killed a bear at that spot.

    Trista, Some carvings are deeper than others.

    Randy, Glad I could answer a question for you.

    Lola, Glad you liked them.

    Janet, Will do more updates of trees as the photos of previously posted tree pictures are amassed.

    Rose, thanks! Trying to build a good library of info.


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