of Bark & Limbs in Winter
Interior west-facing branches of the Choke Cherry
are especially thick with lichens & moss,
as seen in this December photo.
The trunk itself is handsomely mottled in shades of grey.
One big branch of the chokecherry reaches far away from
the main trunk & has an "elbow" that would rest
directly on the ground but that we stuck a large
yellow rock to brace it off the soil, shown here the
next day after snowfall in early January 2004. The large
swordgrass under the tree is evergreen Gladwyn Iris.
A year later, here's that same branch viewed from the opposite side.
For more about this shrub, see the main
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