Saturday, February 16, 2013

Be Still, My Heart!

My pulse raced for a second or two when I first saw one of these last fall, thinking that maybe I had an American Chestnut sprout nearby. Then, I realized that there were no little spines on the end of the lobes. Looking around, I found that a nearby Chestnut Oak had leaves like this on the twig terminals. The other leaves looked perfectly normal. Oh well; I had hope for a few seconds!



Crystal Mary said...

Keep hoping, one day your dream will come true.

Gorges Smythe said...

That would be great, Crystal. Chestnuts used to make up 25 percent of the eastern forest and were a sort of "wonder tree."