The Nature of Phenology 10/23/21: Those Tropical Trees

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Young oaks and beeches, but especially beech trees, tend to retain their dead leaves through the fall and often straight through the winter only to shed them once spring has sprung. This tendency is called “marcescence.”

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Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing [email protected]