Gallery of Autumn Trees
October portraits of
In October, the Staghorn Sumac momentarily puts on a
wonderful show of brilliantly orange & yellow leaves.
The leaves drop rather suddenly, however,
& the display is too soon over.
As the leafiness of this tree is too high in the air to photograph
in close-up without a ladder, I've settled for portraits of a rather
bushy sucker which we decided to preserve. Some of these
suckers appear a considerable distance from the parent tree,
& we pull them up, but this one was close to
the parent & it was decided the look of the parent would
be improved if it gained the appearance of having two trunks.
One year later, again in autumn (2004), the sumac once again
takes on its momentarily brilliant colors.
Another year passes,the sumac reaches its apex of color
by the last week of September (2005).
Read more about this tree on the
Staghorn Sumac Page.
Continue to the Next Page of the Autumn Trees Gallery.
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