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Category: Trees (page 1 of 12)

Trimmed

Trimmed

Trimmed

Nice patterns on the trimmed trunk of a phoenix palm. Avondale.

Blushing

Magnolia grandiflora: Cone

Magnolia grandiflora: Cone

The seedcones of Magnolia grandiflora are ripening – their colour changing from green to reddish until the bright red seeds appear.

The Bridge

Bridge, Oakley Creek Walkway

Bridge, Oakley Creek Walkway

A mighty plane tree stands guard at this bridge across Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek).

Autumnal

Shadows

Shadows

The mellow sun of the late afternoon casts a shadow of the thinning tulip tree onto the brick wall of The Potters Post (strangely, the sign proclaiming the name of the building seems to have disappeared from the front).

WonderTree

Wonder Tree -- Idesia Polycarpa

Wonder Tree — Idesia Polycarpa

At the “Rocket Park” playground in Mount Albert one finds apair of rather tall Wonder Trees (Idesia polycarpa) – and right now they are laden with their grape-like pendents of bright red berries.

You guessed it: it’s a weed (introduced plant which spreads easily). Native to South East Asia.

Bare

At the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi

At the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi

Bare trees at the Tangiwai Reserve, Titirangi.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

Morning at Tangiwai Reserve

Tangiwai Reserve

Tangiwai Reserve

Tangiwai Reserve is popular with dog owners, as it is is an “off lead” area. Wet grass after a crisp night, and quite soggy in places. Stately trees — their shadows on the lush grass caught my eye.

Golden

Ginkgo Carpet

Ginkgo Carpet

Some of the ginkgo trees are completely bare now, some are still resplendend in gold – leaves covering the lawn.

Ginkgo Carpet

Ginkgo Carpet

Liquidambar

Liquidambar

Liquidambar

This time of year …

Winter Approaching

Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree

Well, according to NZ convention, winter started on June 1. And the temperatures have dropped on cue, as have many of the leaves of this Tulip tree at the New Lynn Community Centre.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

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