Monday, 6 November 2017

Heritage Tree Grove - Black Walnut

This small grove of Black Walnut trees
is located in the Riverside area of
Medicine Hat, Alberta.  The trees were
planted in 1957 beside what was then
the main highway through town.

Black Walnut trees are native to the
eastern U.S.A. and by rights shouldn't
be hardy here but they've done well
and still look great on this, their
sixtieth birthday.

Looking skywards through the tree,
the overlapping compound leaves
create moiré patterns that are both
visually exciting and fascinating.
In springtime as the new leaves are
unfurling the vast array of green
tones created by the maturing leaves
creates an overall kaleidoscopic
effect.  It pays to look up!

Photographed on September 17, 2017.

trees, plants, Medicine Hat, Alberta, historical

trees, plants, Medicine Hat, Alberta, historical

trees, plants, Medicine Hat, Alberta, historical

trees, plants, Medicine Hat, Alberta, historical
trees, plants, Medicine Hat, Alberta, historical

2 comments:

  1. What nice trees! Thanks for sharing more heritage trees.

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    1. You're welcome, Jenn. These trees are on the same city block as two other heritage trees: the Hargrave Plains Cottonwood is just around the corner and Saint Joseph's Elm is right next door.

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