Sunday, April 26, 2015

Orange Trees

I took a photo of the orange trees so you could see that they are still orange.   I am certain it is not Pine Bark Beetles because when they attack the tree it turns orange from the top down.  These trees turned orange all over within a few days last fall (September 22 was the first photos I took of the orange trees.).

Orange Trees

You may ask why does she document this?  Because I can, perhaps to keep a record.  I wonder how many more trees will turn orange before someone else notices.

“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel.”  Aldo Leopold  A Sand County Almanac

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18 comments:

  1. That's dreadful. Poor trees. I don't suppose there's a wildlife protection or tree officer who investigates this sort of thing? In my experience the local council usually ignores stuff like this unless they actually own the trees.

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  2. When I look, I see a tinderbox. Very frightening if a fire were to start. Very sad to see them dead.

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  3. Do you think it's pesticides that have done it? I love that quote from Aldo. I have created in just the same way in my garden. :-)

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    1. Yes something was sprayed on the field across the road:(

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  4. Wow, that's very strange. Wonder if the trees contracted some type of disease?

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  5. I fear they are gone. Was there spraying? We lost our bees and many plants when the high line people thought it would be a great idea to spray.

    The tornadoes and ice storms from the past has weakened many of our trees and they seem to succumb quicker to the bug invasion.

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  6. looks like all the needles would have fallen off if they are dead.
    They look the same as last time you took the photo and I can see some green in the trees.

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  7. I wonder if they'll just stay orange or turn back to green.

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  8. Curious? Disease?Poisons? damage?

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  9. They aren't Tamaracks are they? Tamaracks turn color in the fall, but I don't honestly know if they get that orange.

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  10. No they are Pine trees, I believe they were chemically damaged in September of 2014.

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  11. What a shame. Wonder what the chemicals are doing to people and animals?

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  12. I'm like you I think they were chemically damaged! Who would do such a horrid thing?

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  13. What a shame. That's a lot of trees.

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  14. I have to wonder if it was intentional or not. If not, it's scary what wind drift can do.

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  15. If it was drought or winter kill, they'd still have some green - those honestly look like they were sprayed.

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