by Area Forester Lisa Deaton
‘Tis the Season!
Trees provide us with a colorful show every autumn, and then reveal yet more “decorations” once the leaves are gone.
Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that grows in the tops of trees.
The American holly berries are ripe.
Partridgeberry is one of my favorites for its fall berries and white flowers in the spring.
Running cedar can form quite a carpet, and it is popular for making wreaths.
Another plant that brightens the woods this time of year is aptly called Christmas fern.