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Fall Leaf Patterns: Swamp Chestnut Oak, Shumard Oak, and Scarlet Oak

Fall is a delightful and convenient time to study tree leaves.  What was once 80 feet overhead and practically invisible, is now directly underfoot and at hand.  The Neuse River Trail, running beside the Neuse River south of the Falls Lake … Continue reading

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Southern Red Oak – Quercus falcata : Fall Leaf Patterns

Quercus falcata, the Southern Red Oak, is one of the commonest upland oak species in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina.  It is a member of the red oak group, which is characterized primarily by the bristles at the end of … Continue reading

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