1. Late summer color of the Goldenrods

    September 28, 2013 by MAX
    maxlandscape.com, Wheraton Il, landscape

    Zig zag goldenrod is a high quality native that thrives in shade, and prefers upland , mesic soils in woodlands or shade gardens

     


  2. A (rare) walk in the Primary forests of Porcupine Mountains Mi. (the U.P.)

    by MAX

    OLD GROWTH FORESTS of Michigan:           Hard to believe White Pine (P. strobus) and Canadian Hemock

    (T. canadandensis)   can  attain girth age, and size!

    Ancient trees of the upper midwest, hemlock trees, 300 yr old trees, huge trees, primary forests, old growth forests of Michigan. The huge trees of the 'porkies'

    Centuries old Canada Hemlock (Tsuga) in the ‘U.P.’ of Michigan.

     

    trout streams meander

    trout streams meander

     

    Pinus strobus, Lake Superior forests, the U P of Mi.

    Massive white pine once occupied much of the upper Midwest. A high sought-after commodity for lumber and ship masts, they were felled in great numbers. Only a few areas harbor giants like this monster I came upon on the trail, perched high above a ravine and stream below.

    teeming with organisms, an entire universe within this very old fallen tree
    maxlandscape.,com, max's greener places

    the importance of leaving fallen trees, and debris in the forest to replenish.