Monday, November 19, 2012

A Little Good News About The Drought

 Back during the summer I checked several tree planting projects, and it didn't look pretty.  I was seeing 90 % dead trees in projects; but hardwoods are pretty tough, and they have a few tricks up their sleeve.
 The pines we planted last spring are gone for good, but many of the hardwood shut down and kept their roots alive.  The rains we had around Labor Day revived them and they are much better than I had hoped.
 The hard part is finding them; the trick:  look for the leaves, not the stem.  The leaves really stand out in Fall Panicum and other annual weeds.

 Spot the leaves, and then you can see the tree.

Easy.  And it sure is encouraging.

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