Yellow poplar (Liriodendron) is notorious for shedding many leaves during summer droughts, sycamore (Platanus) sheds some leaves, and buckeye (Aesculus) may shed all of its leaves as drought continues. On the other hand, leaves of dogwood (Cornus) usually wilt and die rather than abscise. If water becomes available later in the growing season, some trees defoliated by drought may produce a second crop of leaves from previously dormant buds. Many times these leaves are stunted.–Dr. Kim D. Coder
These three trees planted in 2009, a swamp white oak and two sycamores in Riverview Park, need water. Trees are like dogs, or children, if you plant two inch caliper ($100) trees, they have to be cared for until their root systems are established.
According to Dr. Coder’s article these juveniles might still have a chance…
From Grove to Crispell.
If this house was for sale I imagine its adjacency to UVA would be a selling point. One-hundred and forty feet, door to door.
The railroad removes the adjacency benefit. A 3000 foot walk instead of 140.
The RR crossings closest to this house (Shamrock & R. Brown) are almost a mile apart. Pedestrian? SOL.
I spent Saturday on a train traveling from Providence to Charlottesville.
Sunday morning and a portion of the afternoon photographed pedestrian provisions at the north-south railroad crossings in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Map)
Saturday, June 5, 2010, Charlottesville, VA-Riverview and Darden Towe Parks
Join us to celebrate the trails we have, working to make them better, and learning about future plans for trails of all kinds. There will be fun, food, and volunteer projects for trail people of all ages.
Come take a tour on foot, bike, stroller, or boat of the trails and river between these two wonderful parks. See trail improvements including new bridges, removal of invasive vines from trees, benches for viewing the river, and other work that has recently be done to make your trail experience more pleasant and fun.
Ride of Silence, Charlottesville, May 19