Prunus serotina

There are still, after all these years, parts of Green-Wood I’ve never been. I came across this massive black cherry only recently.
It was after a big wind and bits of the scaly bark and branches were scattered about.
The mature bark is very different from the younger stuff from way up there.
Turning over the loose pieces on the ground, I found a Nabis genus damsel bug.
And a springtail! (And something even smaller I can’t tell what).

3 Responses to “Prunus serotina”

  1. 1 Diane February 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Now that is a tree!

  2. 2 Paul Lamb February 14, 2020 at 5:29 am

    I was stomping around my Ozark woods for more than a decade when I first came upon a catalpa tree. No doubt further surprises await.

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