Woodland Pastures

Friday Tree – A Woodland Pasture Quiz

The Woodland Pasture, or Wood Pasture, habitat is one of the rarest landscapes in the world. Here are four, in different places. See if you can identify the location. The person with the best answer will get an 8×10 print of a woodland pasture photograph (Note: we will be sending out pictures to donors and […]

Friday Tree picture of leaves

Friday Tree – Signs of Autumn?

This week’s Friday Tree is no mystery – it is the same as last weeks Friday Tree.  Do you know it?  This picture reminds us that, for many trees, autumn may already have begun.  What are you seeing where you live? Are there signs of autumn in the trees around you? Over the next few […]

Friday Tree

Friday Tree

The Friday Tree for this week is either dead easy or very difficult – let’s find out, shall we?  What tree is this?   Place your comments below.

Friday Tree

Friday Tree May Stump You

The Friday Tree for this week may stump some of you, but it is not really very hard. Give it a try in the comments below or on our Facebook Page. (click for a much larger picture)

Friday Tree - What tree is this?

Friday Tree – The Oak Conundrum

The Friday Tree for this week is an introduction to several articles about oaks coming up next week at Venerable Trees. Oaks form the foundation of the forests of eastern North America. In abundance, size, diversity and usefulness, no other eastern tree comes close. There are fifty oak species in eastern North America, and oaks […]

Friday Tree Followup

This week’s Friday Tree was tricky. Some of you got it, and some of you were very close. The two reasonable guesses were Catalpa, Catalpa speciosa, or desert-willow, Chilopsis linearis. The flowers of both these trees are similar, and they are closely related, but they occupy very different habitats: catalpa is a midwestern tree of […]

Friday Tree

Here is a rather tricky Friday Tree for you. What tree is this? Where does it come from?

Picture of a Friday Tree

Friday Tree Followup

Friday tree followup – Several people got this. Although the bark is unusually pale, this is a common persimmon, Diospyros virginiana.  Persimmon is a common tree in Kentucky and is interesting year-round.  The bark, resembling alligator hide, makes it easy to identify. In late fall, after a few cold nights, the fruit is ripe and […]

Picture of a Friday Tree

Friday Tree

Here is the first Friday Tree. Each week, we will post a picture of a tree and see who knows what it is (on our Facebook page). When you post on the Facebook Page, tell us a little bit about your own experience with the tree. Then, once we have some good choices, we’ll provide […]