Do native maple trees bear flowers? If so, what do they look like? How can I recognize them?
Here in the Pacific NW, we had an uncommonly cold and snowy February. Did this affect the new buds on trees and shrubs?
Douglas-fir cones are re-appearing again after a year of no cones.
Let's take apart a Douglas-fir cone with a pair of kitchen shears. What's inside?
For old cones, you'd expect that most or all of the seeds are gone, which is what we find.
What do Douglas-fir seeds look like? How many are there?
And finally, read this for a trick question ...
Where are all the Douglas-fir green cones this year? Is this a sign of trouble?