Three of these might be found on your dinner table. The other is a native tree of the Pacific Northwest. Which are which?
Do native maple trees bear flowers? If so, what do they look like? How can I recognize them?
What are pussy willows doing now? Stamens have emerged from the male catkins and are releasing pollen grains.
Where are all the Douglas-fir green cones this year? Is this a sign of trouble?
What is that "snow" drifting through the air? It's the fluffy seeds of black cottonwood.
As a rule-of-thumb, most seed cones (female cones) tend to grow in the upper portions of trees. Why is this?
What are seed cones? What are pollen cones? Are they different? Learn about cones here.