Trees in Winter

Look at this diabolical face!
The downy upper portion of the leaf scar points to Butternut (Juglans cinerea).
This one, on the other hand, baffled me. I couldn’t find it in Core and Ammons’ Woody Plants in Winter. (It is in there, though.) iNaturalist people provided the identification: this is the incredibly common Ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima) or Tree of Heaven.
These were side by side saplings, spontaneously sprouted.
A tiny spider on the Ailanthus.

1 Response to “Trees in Winter”

  1. 1 alaspooryorick December 27, 2019 at 9:26 am

    looks like Lambchop to me.

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