Thursday, November 4, 2010

Birch-- the Clones of the Tree World

One of my favorite trees is the White Birch. Their white branches reaching toward the sky are particularly beautiful on a late fall day.

The White Birch is not abundant in Indiana, we have only a few stands here and there. This bunch can be found growing along side Cowles bog in the Indiana Dunes. The trees like the edges of wetlands to grow along.

The trees grow in groups and trees within each group of trees are clones of the first growing up through the ground from the first tree.   

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