I Love Trees

in life •  22 days ago

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The prairie cotton wood is an amazing tree 3 foot diameter is not uncommon. They were planted by homesteaders looking for quick shade all over the Dakotas.
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This is a spring picture of a boxeleder tree in the back yard. Theses are native to South Dakota and this one planted itself here and refused to leave.
They are a relative of the maple tree and several neighbors have taken to extracting the sap for syrup.
I plan on trying that myself next year.
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These black hills spruce were planted by us about ten years ago. This was last spring.
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This Colorado spruce was our Christmas tree one year. We bought a live one and planted it in the spring.
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This ash tree planted itself in our front yard. This picture was taken in the recent cold snap.
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These trees were planted by me about 20 years ago
They are cottonless cotton woods in our back yard.
Hope you enjoyed!
All pictures are mine

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Those are beautiful