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Winter Tree I.D. : A Few Easy Examples

Winter identification of trees usually includes examining the bark, twigs and buds, and sometimes the general form of the tree in question.  Branching patterns are seldom used for identification, and are often either non-specific or common to a number of different trees.  The … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers of the Sweet Gum Tree – Liquidambar styraciflua

Sweet Gums (Liquidambar styraciflua) are among the commonest trees in the South, and are found in huge numbers throughout the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina.  Although the spring flowers are fairly large, they are held high in the … Continue reading

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