Saturday, October 20, 2012

Acer saccharum the sugar maple

How's that for getting the autumn leaf spectacle off to a good start?

This sugar maple grows in a nearby park. It's not one of the local, native sugar maples, but rather a planted cultivar selected for good leaf color.

Update, October 28, 2012: this tree has already dropped its leaves, and the leaves lie in a colorless mass on the ground. Sic transit...

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