Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tilia Trouble

The basswood tree has taken it on the chin this year. The Easter snow froze its buds so it couldn't flower or set seeds this year. These leaves were a second, late flush of adventitious shoots. They seem to be troubled with fractal-patterned spots.

Whether this is fungal growth or insect damage I don't know, but the basswood shows golden leaves in the face of adversity.

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