1. opus says

    I was astounded by the strength of the leaves. Keep in mind, not only have they been on the ground all winter but they’ve survived many a spring thunderstorm after being raised. (Resurrected??)

    I originally thought that most of the leaves were red oak but in fact 1, 2 & 4 appear to be what is locally known as red oak* while the remainder are poplar.

    After looking, I’m not sure if these are red oak (Quercus rubra) or scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea.) The ‘poplar’ leaves are in fact tulip poplars (Liriodendron tulipifera,) not to be confused with real poplars.

    Now I’m far more confused than I was when I started trying to find out what kind of leaves they are.

  2. rq says

    The power of growing things. Seedlings crack through pavement, too. It’s amazing to see!

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