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My solar calendar reference, the White Oak tree (on the right - behind the garden shed), dawn, late November '07.
The Colorado Blue Spruce tree in the foreground left, is 'no longer with us'. In this part of the world, white oaks are native trees, and much more valuable than the 'exotic' Colorado spruce. These two trees illustrate my point: the oak is still growing at age 175 plus. The spruce tree was diseased and dying, and became a liability from the age of about fifty. The oak still hosts wildlife, plants acorns, and provides beauty. The spruce is mulch.