Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Does Your Tree Have a Story to Tell?

If trees could tell stories...

Does that old tree in your yard or woods have a story to tell—a story beyond the number of annual growth rings that science students count to determine its age?

In his Urban Jungle feature, “Rings with stories,” in the Washington Post, Patterson Clark gives insights on how trees grow 24/7/365 and includes two unusual photos showing how trees have reacted within their trunks to damage, stress, and pathogens.

You might be surprised to learn that your favorite tree grows non-woody roots during the fall and winter. That’s one reason why you can give a tree or shrub a head start in your landscape by planting it in fall.

To read Patterson Clark’s Urban Jungle feature, CLICK HERE.

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