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Old 10-05-2011, 05:11 PM   #11
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What's wrong with buckthorn?
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:08 AM   #12
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It's the Eurasian buckthorns that are the problem, Rhamnus cathartica and Rhamnus frangula.

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Once established, both buckthorn species have the potential to spread very aggressively in large numbers because they thrive in habitats ranging from full sun to shaded understory. Both species cast a dense shade as they mature into tall shrubs. This shading has a particularly destructive effect on herbaceous and low shrub communities, and may prevent the establishments of tree seedling.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #13
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Winged (or shining) sumac fruit.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:05 PM   #14
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One Juniper on the hill behind the farm was just loaded with berries (actually seed cones, thank you Wikipedia). Many other trees had a few berries on them but it looked like this one had grabbed all the berries on the hill and yelled, "MINE!"
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:10 PM   #15
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Sage> "What's wrong with buckthorn?" linrose got it... it's the introduced buckthorns causing so much trouble. I'm loaded with seedlings... wanna come and have a 1st hand buckthorn experience by me?
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Bulu> I caught those deep reds and oranges in that 1st photo. Ever since so many folk kept planting Norway maples and... the cultivars du jour... we've been losing more and more of our deep reds and oranges. I miss the fall landscape of just 20 years ago that was ablaze so thanks for posting that 1st photo!!!
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:20 AM   #16
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A walk in the woods over the week-end...

American strawberry-bush (Euonymus americanus)
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:29 AM   #17
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But not to be outdone in the really red regalia realm...

Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) boldly broadcasting to all the weary fall migrants... come, eat and enjoy!
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:38 AM   #18
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While the sumacs and Virginia creeper keep the beat...

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Old 11-08-2011, 12:47 AM   #19
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Meanwhile, in a different hue, but framed by red, of course...

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana); living up to her name, once again.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #20
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Asclepias, I think what you have there in post #17 is a flowering dogwood. Black gum fruit are blue and the leaves are glossy. Check your tree against this photo of a flowering dogwood.
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