Large Oak Tree Canopy - October 2019 Inventory
Last Summer, I documented the 'mighty' Oak Tree that we inherited in our backyard here on the blog in June. As we're moving to late October, I wanted to post here the view - looking northeast - of the same tree and canopy before it drops all of its leaves. This was a Mast Year and it dropped thousands of acorns, but like always, the leaves are clinging on to "fall" what seems to be the last leaves in the yard every year.
There's no way to know how old this tree is, but I know we lop'd off some limbs before we built and opened up the tree a bit. That means that this year, we saw quite a bit of growth on the large limbs to 'puff them up' a bit with new branches/leaf clumps. The tips grew just fine, but that exposure of new parts of the central limbs has allowed the tree to fatten up a bit more this season.