The silk-oak trees in the neighbors yard get so tall that
leaves and seeds easily drift into my yard. This is a very young
seedling. The silk-oak is popular as a shade tree because it
grows so fast. Its greatest problem is that it grows so fast, and
This is one of the three silk-oaks which were in that
yard. When the others were removed, this one was cut back to
nearly a bare trunk about 30 feet high. In two years it has
filled out again. If you look carefully at the picture you can
see the trunk is much thicker near the top than you might expect.
That's because it was topped.
Now the tree has regained some of its height and bushed out
again. So now the crows
again find it attractive as a place for social gatherings. Forty
or fifty crows socializing can be very loud and annoying.
Here is the silk-oak tree in blossom.
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