December 25, 2016
Mystery solved: These are pop ash trees (Fraxinus caroliniana), says biologist husband David.
This entry was posted on December 25, 2016 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Trees and was tagged with bromeliad, Florida, lichen, Myakka River State Park, nature, pink lichen, pop ash, Sarasota County, white lichen.
WOW! This is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2016 at 9:21 AM
Thank you, Ken! Merry Christmas to you! Now that I’ve seen photographs (online) of these trees in leaf, I’m even gladder that I caught them leafless. Also, what I saw online was a single tree, not a grove. When they’re in groves, apparently, is when they get such funky skeletons.
December 25, 2016 at 10:14 AM
I concur – love these dancers that could be under water! Pop ash – I’ve heard of it, I think, maybe because I used to live in NC.
December 26, 2016 at 8:23 PM
Thanks, Lynn. They do look like dancers. I have a photo of some of these trees I took elsewhere at the Myakka River State Park that look even moreso. It’s here somewhere on the blog, but probably from years and years ago.
December 26, 2016 at 9:56 PM
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