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 Post subject: Autumn in Looduskalender Forum
PostPosted: September 12th, 2009, 7:18 pm 
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The purpose of Seasons is to make a photographic record of autumn in your part of the world. If members are interested in watching a tree or group of trees in their area, please take a photograph at regular intervals to post here, so we can watch how nature changes our leaf and tree environment.

Different areas will need different frequency of picture-taking. In UK, I think once a week should be sufficient to record colour changes, but I understand that further North, it happens very quickly and so daily photographs may be necessary.
I leave it to you, your local specialist (!) to decide how often a photograph is needed.
I hope as many members as want to will post pictures of their trees, showing autumn in full swing and winter approaching.

I have some pics to start with.


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PostPosted: September 12th, 2009, 7:25 pm 
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Autumn record of trees in Winchester, UK - about 16 Km north of Southampton
Latitude 51.03.46 North
First picture - my neighbours' pear tree. See those pears? I wonder if they will be there next week? :whistling:

12th September, '09
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Lime trees
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A tree specialist told me that this is a goat willow. http://www.toof.org.uk/identify/goatwil ... illow.html
It looks greener and fresher than the lime trees.
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This is a helpful visitor who will count the leaves for us
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PostPosted: September 12th, 2009, 8:40 pm 
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This is a wonderful idea Jo.!

Our trees are just, barely, beginning to change. The full gorgeous colours are about a month away. I must get my camera at the ready!

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Bairbre, please can you take a pic of them as they are now? Thanks.


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Sure can Jo, no problem.

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These are Canadian Maple trees directly across the street from us..

There is just a hint of yellow in the very upper branches,

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This is a much younger maple and as you can see there is a fair amount of red and orange leaves showing already.

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This is in our backyard. I have no idea what kind of tree it is, but again there is just a hint of yellow in the upper branches. The taller tree to the right is an ash .. no colours showing at all as yet.

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Toronto Canada (the CN Tower)is at latitude 43. 38. 49
I have no idea if Bairbre is NSE or W of there but it doesn't matter!

Thanks very much Bairbre. It is going to be pure pleasure to watch those trees over the coming weeks.


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What a lovely idea - and for once the weather was lovely today as well!!
So I took a photo of our Oak tree - Quercus Robar - in Plymouth - SW England :D

Lat 50:25 N Long 4:06 W

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Jo UK wrote:
Toronto Canada (the CN Tower)is at latitude 43. 38. 49
I have no idea if Bairbre is NSE or W of there but it doesn't matter!

Thanks very much Bairbre. It is going to be pure pleasure to watch those trees over the coming weeks.


I am due west, not too far, and maybe 1/10th of a mile north of the CN Tower

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I'll try to show the fall development in South-East Estonia.
A Maple tree in our farmyard, some early leaves already on ground...
Image is taken with wide lens (24mm), so tree seems quite small, but actually is of about 65cm trunk diameter. In the background some Oak, Ash and Birch trees, and the furthest tree in right, behind old barn is Lime tree (seems also small?) where Tawny Owls nest. Weather is fully cloudy today. View direction is to NE.
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I have not quite figured out what might be the best way for me to do this but...

I took several pictures today, some right around my house -- the trees I will follow carefully and some a little ways off.

I am in Corvallis Oregon 44° 33' 53" N

I will start with this "odd" one -- I have no idea what it is and it looks like the leaves might fall soon.
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This is a Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua L. ). They were quite popular with the city because they grow quickly. Unfortunately, they seem to have relatively short life spans and quite a few have begun to die.

I will be posting images of several near my house. I find them interesting because of the ones near my house within 50 meters of each other -- they lose their leaves quite differently and while the ones near my house are quite green there are others around town that are already quite red.

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and a bit of a closeup, up there in the bits that are turning red
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and a bit in a tree 20 meters away that is turning lighter green (after I sleep -- Now)
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Thanks Alice. I haven't met Liquid amber before now. Interesting entry in Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua

We can look forward to the "conflagration" mentioned there!


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PostPosted: September 13th, 2009, 5:28 pm 
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Hi, Alice!
Could your unknown tree be a Quaking Aspen??

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That's what I was trying to think of Pat, but in England we have some other name, meaning the same -
what on earth is it?


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Jo UK wrote:
That's what I was trying to think of Pat, but in England we have some other name, meaning the same -
what on earth is it?

It is the Poplar here!!

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Jo UK wrote:
That's what I was trying to think of Pat, but in England we have some other name, meaning the same -
what on earth is it?

It is the Poplar here!!

Populus tremoloides!
Pat, I wasn't suggesting that your name for it is not English!
But maybe there are regional differences in popular tree names
Shaking - trembling -
Perhaps I shall wake up tomorrow, knowing it!


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Late summer in an Aspen tree - the Black Stork nest :shake:

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Location: Finland Kirkkonummi Squirrel Hill
In the evening at 20:00 in the garden, to the East and from the kitchen window to the West.
( I have no idea what is that flying object in the first picture - could it be a bat seen in the flash.. We have them, but is it a bat or not.. :puzzled: ) The other object on the lawn is a dog.
edit 16th September: I made the pictures a bit lesser, now they are easier to watch I hope.
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Location about 25 kms from the Sea shore in Southern Finland

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