Oak Buds –

Sand Oak buds

Oak Buds –

Oak trees are the most plentiful tree species in all of creation.  These spring buds are from a Post Oak in Texas.  The Post Oak is very tough; it can grow in harsh, dry conditions.  It is shorter and bushier than the more well-known Live Oak tree.  Live Oaks can become enormous in the proper conditions.

Oak buds bloom in the spring when the right temperature tells them it is ok to open.  They turn into flowers, then acorns, and then they fall to the ground as seeds for the next tree.  Or they are eaten by all kinds of wildlife.

Spring is a rebirthing time, when everything becomes green again and it isn’t hot like summer.  The woods are always alive, I suppose, but every day in spring something new is happening.

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