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Mike's Blog - Day 237

Talking of oak that hang onto their leaves in winter, this looks like it will do that. It’s the “Shingle Oak”, Quercus imbricata.

It might not be the most colourful but its leaves look almost metallic, as though they were made of thin tin and rusted over.

The Shingle Oak is in the North American Arboretum, planted about 2003. It’s doing well and developing a nice shape. Shingles, by the way, are roof tiles traditionally made from wood but slate, stone or artificial materials can also be used.

Another day and I think the tulip planting will be finished.