Near Woodstock, Vermont
Over the last 20 years American Basswood trees, which used to grow vigorously along the edges of fields and pastures have been declining and dying. It is now virtually impossible to find a healthy tree.
The two trees in this photo are healthier than most, but you can see the top branches dying, the foliage thinning, and a broken branch lying crosswise midway down. The odd color of the leaves is due to the early morning lighting.
photo by Gerry Hawkes - September , 2001
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