"A Year With the Trees" - Tree Number 1
|Box Elder leaves in September|
|Box Elder on October 1st at Carrier Park in Asheville, NC|
Winter Tree Identification is quite challenging and fun. I have so much fun knowing what the trees are in the winter. The trees I do not recognize, I will get out my books and computer and figure it out.
The Winter Box Elder can be identified by looking at the twigs and bark.
On the twig, leaf scars meet in a raised point and you will see the leaf scars circling the stem.
Buds are covered in whitish hairs. The terminal bud is pointed, reddish, woolly.
Epicormic branches can be seen sticking out on the trunk; they are usually green. These are little random branches that just stick out on the trunk.
Here is my drawing/interpretation of a Box Elder Twig.
|Box Elder Twig|
For the love of the trees,