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An oak alive (but not a live oak) and a juniper dead

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Oak Sapling Turning Red by Dead Ashe Junipers 9738

When I was at the Doeskin Ranch nature preserve in Burnet County on November 26th I photographed this young tree, apparently a Texas red oak, Quercus buckleyi. Though still a sapling, its leaves knew to turn red at this time of year. What a contrast with the dead and bare branches of the fallen Ashe juniper, Juniperus ashei, touching it.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 11, 2014 at 6:03 AM

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