Europeans and their plants

smith lane gauntlet
English ivy, english privet, tree of heaven, japanese honeysuckle. Native plants displaced.
military woods
This is an artificial landscape, triangular planting of trees, 99% resident in the Tidewater. Waiting for the canopy to close then will work on understory…

differential emergence

bare bur oak
Microclimate, soil, genetics, on board afflictions. This Bur oak has yet to leaf out.

Fifty feet away is another individual who has had a flush of growth, producing new stems replete with leaves. Nature is an enduring mystery.