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.