Apr 09 2012
Over the weekend I hiked in both Greene and Allegheny Counties where I concluded there are more leaves on the trees near Pittsburgh than in the rural areas south of us.
I suspect that’s because Allegheny County is more densely populated, has more pavement and heated buildings, and thus is slightly warmer.
Sugar maple leaves in Greene County were still in the bud on Saturday but I found these newly unfurled leaves at Barking Slopes on Sunday. They’re four weeks ahead of schedule.
I love how red and wrinkled they look.
It won’t be long before they’re green.
(photo by Kate St. John)