Gallery of Autumn Trees

October portraits of
Corylus colurna


Turkish hazel nut

About the end of September, the roadside's Turkish filbert
dropped all its spiky-husked hazel nuts to the ground.
The husk is actually two large thick sepals,
within which is nestled a perfect edible hazel nut.

Turkish Hazel

The tree begins turning yellow in mid-October. Some years
it only achieved a dirty-yellow, but most years it was pleasant
even though not famous for autumn color.

Turkish Hazel

Soonafter it turns completely yellow,
the tree quite suddenly loses its leaves,
& is completely bare in November.
It continues to have considerable interest due to
male catkins slowly ripening into late-winter chain-flowers,
& due to the trunks' grey bark being
so deeply scored & corky.

Read more about this little tree & why we eventually had to cut it down:
Turkish Filbert page
See also the
Turkish Filbert page of the Bark Gallery

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