The Trees Are Bare?

Lots of the trees are bare now that Hurricane Sandy came through Pennsylvania.  But not everywhere.

Here, the trees look wintry in Schenley Park on November 1.

But just around the corner the view from Panther Hollow Bridge is mixed.  The large sycamore is bare — see the ghostly white bark? — but the red oaks still show off their russet tones.  (These pictures are dark because it was raining. It rained every day last week.)


Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, winter comes earlier.

Here’s a picture from the Quehanna Wild Area taken on October 13.  Three weeks ago most of the trees were already bare in this part of Clearfield County.

What’s it like where you live?

(photos by Kate St. John)



3 thoughts on “The Trees Are Bare?

  1. Over here in Park Place near Frick Park, the sycamore leaves are down but most of the maples are still hanging on. Since I’ve been sweeping the sycamore leaves off the porch every three hours, I can’t say that I’ll miss them 😉

  2. I live on Centre Ave. in North Oakland where there are small trees planted on both sides of the sidewalk. The trees on my side of the street which were already there when I moved in are mostly bare with just a few leaves. However, the younger trees on the opposite sidewalk which were only planted a couple years ago still have significant amounts of leaves.

    At my mom’s old house we had a species of pear tree in the front yard (only produced small berry-sized fruit) and the first couple years after it was planted it would still have leaves in February. Basically it wouldn’t lose the previous years foliage until a month or sow before the new years buds would come in.

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