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Douglas-fir

Douglas-fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii


First leaves of Doug-fir,
stretching out from bursting buds,
watch them come alive!

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Recent Reports

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Northern red oak in Northampton, MA
Submitted by Helen on Oct 25

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Northern red oak in Northampton, MA
Submitted by Helen on Oct 25

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Flowers (Late) on Oct 24

Woods' rose in Chicago, IL
Submitted on Oct 24

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Dropping (Late) on Oct 24

Woods' rose in Chicago, IL
Submitted on Oct 24

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Changing Color (Late) on Oct 24

Woods' rose in Chicago, IL
Submitted on Oct 24

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Dropping (Early) on Oct 24

Red osier dogwood in Chicago, IL
Submitted by Alyssa on Oct 24

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Changing Color (Early) on Oct 24

Red osier dogwood in Chicago, IL
Submitted by Alyssa on Oct 24

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Flowers (Late) on Sep 17

Red osier dogwood in Chicago, IL
Submitted by Alyssa on Oct 24

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