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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Observing deciduous trees and shrubs in Winter

Syringa vulgaris, ink and colored pencil by Jane G. Smith

We often think that identifying dormant deciduous plants is complicated. These few examples illustrates how dormant twigs are bursting with beautiful energy, textures and colors providing important information before the leaves appear. In addition to fresh plant material the students were using Bernd Schulz’s monumental work: Identification of Treesand Shrubs in Winter using Buds and Twigs (including 700 species and over 1400 color illustrations) as their textbook.
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 Tilia cordata, ink and colored pencil by Mary Crabtree

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