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Happy Arbor Day – In Massachusetts, USA

Environment oriented celebrations naturally would occur in the Spring, wouldn’t they.  After all, that’s when it hits you right in the face.  Last week it was Earth Day, yesterday, in Massachusetts at least, it was Arbor Day.  Sensibly, Arbor Day is set on a state by state basis, and arrives earlier in the south than up here in (what used to be at least) the cold north.  No matter, some good things happen in New England that I’m told don’t necessarily happen in some other parts of the country.  We get a “reverse foliage” effect.  The new leaves on many of the deciduous trees start with a distinct yellow “pop.”   Others, with a more subdued red.  It last for two weeks or so, and then everything turns straight green.  Enjoy it while it lasts…  This is one of my favorite trees, the Lancer Oak, on the grounds of Worcester State University.  It is thought to be one of the oldest trees in the City of Worcester.  Click on the image for a better view.

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  1. Sandra #

    Lovely to see your favorite tree in bloom. This is the only time of year that we get to see this shade of blossoming green. Thanks.

    April 29, 2012
  2. Nicely done, James. These tree shots are not all that easy to pull off but you certainly nailed this one.

    May 1, 2012
  3. jameshuntphotography #

    Thanks so much Steve. This tree has been a challenge. It is in the middle of a college campus, so almost from every angle, you get things in the background like delivery trucks. Definitely a challenge!

    May 7, 2012

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