Friday, April 1, 2011
A - Arbutus Tree
One thing about the Arbutus, it drops its leaves from July through to November so there is a lot of raking to be done. Another thing is that the leaves are very strong and become brittle in the winter. They don't turn into mulch like most leaves.
You can see how brittle and waterproof these leaves are. A little bit like the Eucalyptus leaves I think, but larger.
The photo below was taken in January of an Arbutus leaf on the grass.
So I'm not fond of all aspects of this tree, but in early in the morning when the sun rises I can lie in bed and see the lovely orange glow on the Arbutus trunk as I wake up. I don't even mind all the raking of leaves when I see this beauty.
The Arbutus is indeed a beauteous tree.
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