If you’re a modest tree who feels bashful loosing your leaves each winter, forget feeling awkward because you look great!
Some trees look exceptional in their birthday suits – stout or slender trunks, giving way to a beautiful network of course branches that lead to finer and finer branches and twigs – are just some of the many characteristics worthy of appreciation!
1. Ginkgo – (Ginkgo biloba)
Though I enjoyed (top photo) the artful display of the fallen golden Ginkgo leaves bathing in water; I also enjoy seeing the Ginkgo tree’s winter form and silhouette! You can see, take a good look, that one of the main identifiers of this tree in winter, are these pegs, or they look like golf tees.
2. Japanese Maple – (Acer palmatum)
Take a look at this beauty, below,located in the Japanese Gardens at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Japanese maples are deciduous, small to medium sized trees selected for their upright, vase-shaped form. In spring, this tree will be covered in finely dissected rich green leaves.
What do you think about these trees in winter? Are you a fan?