January 12, 2023

A Look at the Deciduous and Evergreen Trees at My Farm

Here in Bedford, New York we're expecting a mix of rain and snow showers, with temperatures in the 40s. Although these are warmer than usual conditions, it is winter, and all the gardens and most of the trees are bare.

This time of year, while my outdoor grounds crew is busy pruning many of the trees around my home, it's nice to take notice of all the tree forms and how they look without their lush foliage. These trees are deciduous. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the autumn months, while evergreen, or coniferous trees, retain their greenery through the year. Some deciduous trees hold onto their leaves longer than others. And, there is also a group of deciduous conifers, which are needle-leaved trees that actually lose their needles come fall.

Here are some photos, enjoy.