Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Early Signs of Fall

The calendar says fall, but Virginia’s forests are still mostly green.  If you look closely, you’ll see a few species of trees that begin to change color early.  These include black gum, which you may see waving bright red flags of color at the woods’ edge; yellow-poplar, a tall tree sporting yellow leaves scattered through its canopy; and dogwood, our State tree, which blushes to a dull red.  If you’d like to brush up on your tree identification skills before the leaves fall, you can buy a copy of Common Native Trees of Virginia from our Web Store.

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