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Slanted Light

October 19, 2011

Where trees grow there are leaves to rake,

Limbs to trim, debris to compost,

And walks to take among slanted light.

Copyright © 2011 Dianne Marie Andre

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Silver Maple Tree (in photo above) Facts:

  • Latin name: Acer saccharinum L.
  • Grows in zones 3 – 9, sun to partial shade.
  • Deciduous. Broad-leafed. Leaves are green on the top and silver underneath.
  • Fast growing with a long lifespan (130 years or more).
  • Thrive in poor soil conditions.
  • Invasive root that easily penetrate poor soil and can break sidewalks and house foundations.

Sun Ray Facts:

  • Sun rays are actually white.
  • As rays travel through the atmosphere, it removes the many blue hues thereby leaving reds, yellows, and oranges. By the time the rays reach human visibility they are processed as yellow. 
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A Beautiful Autumn Day

November 5, 2010

A beautiful autumn day under the silver maple trees (Acer Saccharinum).

Photos were taken yesterday at different times.

 

 

Facts about Silver Maple Trees:

  • Deciduous.
  • Transplants easily.
  • Can live 130 years or more.
  • Ideal for wet bottomland sites.
  • One of the best trees for poor soil.
  • Medium to large fast growing tree.
  • Often used in residential areas for shade.
  • Leaves turn yellowish orange in the fall.
  • Easily recovers from extended periods of flooding.
  • Leaves are deeply cut and silvery white underneath.
  • The wood is soft and can be damaged by severe winds or ice storms.
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