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columbiariver

🐝🐞🍎🍒🍐🍓🥝🥕 Northwestern USA zone 5b-ish maybe 6 #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives

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columbiariver

An autumn look at some of our #bigleafmaple #tuesdaytrees #treetuesday

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ShelleySnyder

What a look it is!!💘😍

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columbiariver

Thank you Shell! @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

So welcome neighbor!💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

Any fresh maple syrup?? In Northern Michigan I remember as a child going up north a bit and getting that fresh maple syrup 😋😋👍🏻😊💕

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columbiariver

I understand these trees do make syrup, but not as easily. They are not sugar maples. @terrimclaughlin

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terrimclaughlin

Oh well you surrounded by all kinds of nature. 👍🏻👍🏻🤗😊💕

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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columbiariver

#bigmapleleaf #bigleafmaple #autumn 11.1.18

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! That is big!!😲💘😍

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columbiariver

Yes, some of them are huge neighbor. @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Humungus!!😄💘😍

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lesliecole49

Wow! Not seen one of these before

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columbiariver

They aren't called big leaf for nothin' Leslie! Haha! @leslie

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kimguy

Wow! Such a biggie😮

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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columbiariver

Lots of shade in my garden now. #bigleafmaple #bigleafmapleseed

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ShelleySnyder

We always need some shade!!😎💘😍

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columbiariver

We've got plenty Shelley. Too many of these beauties. Come on down! @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

I'm practically on my way!😉💘😍

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columbiariver

When we moved here our 2 year old could swing a leg over and ride the giraffe tree like a horse...giraffe. I put the spade there for size. 32 years later, they've both grown :-) #giraffetree #topwoods #ilovethistree #iftreescouldtalk #bigleafmaple #lonelytree #iraised4kids

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! Some growth huh!?💘😍

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columbiariver

Not much more than a sapling then Shelley. I really need to get pics out @ShelleySnyder

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ripjuju

What a wonderful picture and story. If trees could talk, I think I would sit under them rapt, with awe and wonder. :-)

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columbiariver

I know it Judy. I feel the same way. I'm afraid I'd never leave tho @ripjuju

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ripjuju

@columbiariver Laura, as it is now I sit in a chair under the trees and gaze at the beauty and miracles of trees, I love to listen to the leaves rustle when a wind blows gently. I think they are talking we just can't understand.

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columbiariver

Very well could be Judy. We know next to nothing about this place, really. @ripjuju #psithurism lol!

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columbiariver

#oldjaggedtrees

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cyndi

Beautiful and amazing growth

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columbiariver

Thank you so much Cyndi. @cyndi

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lovestogarden

Fantastic!

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columbiariver

Oh thank you Janice. I'll be getting more pics in the woods. It's really a nice time of year if there aren't storms @lovestogarden

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columbiariver

Happiest of New years to you and yours from the hub and I. You all have enriched our lives so very much through your knowledge and love of plants and nature. Thanks for sharing so we can continue showing our children and grandchildren the way to care for what we have been blessed with. ... This is one of our big leaf maples. I took a pic of each of the openings at the base. I'm not sure, but I think it's either home to many insects or it's a fairy tree? Dec 30, 2017

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demeterstouch

Happy New year @columbiariver !!! Beautiful pictures!!! Definitely a fairy tree 😁😍

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columbiariver

Thanks so much for being a part of it Alexandria! @demeterstouch

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ShelleySnyder

Fabulous Laura!! Definitely a fairy tree!! Thank you for being you!!💘😍

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columbiariver

Awe Shelley, right back at you! @ShelleySnyder

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jeatacake

Happy new year Laura. Love all that moss on the tree 👍

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columbiariver

Me too Jeff! @jeatacake

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kimguy

Your tree is impressive! It must be due to the faeries.Happy 2018 to you and your hubby, Laura🌳🍁😎💜

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pauline33

Wishing you and your lovely family a very happy new year and good health for 2018 🤗 definitely a fairly door 😘

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nej

Happy New year Laura

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gjones

Happy new year! Hope 2018 graces you with good health, happiness and great gardens.

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treefrog44

Beautiful pic!! 😍Definitely fae! Froggies too! Happy New Year Laura! 😚💕

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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columbiariver

The wind and the brittle branches of big leaf maples have started doing their thing. Time to start picking up after mother nature.

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ShelleySnyder

Morning Laura! Another windy day eh? Glad we are calm here! At least with wind that is! More than enough rain here we've had to pump the back yard already!😠 Here we go!! It's official the Xmas season has started ready or not!!😂😂💘😍

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columbiariver

You have to pump? Thats not any fun. You've probably got it figured all out by now? The wind stopped on Wednesday for a while. Son was out cleaning gutters in pouring rain yesterday. They were so full, again. Should be about done with the big trees losing leaves now. @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Yes we have that pumping thing down!😠 The trees gotta get empty sometime! 💘😍

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columbiariver

Down come the leaves. Saving some in black bags for leaf mold. #autumn #bigleafmaple

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columbiariver

#fallcolors #fallcolours

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maldavis

@columbiariver way to go Laura! Always enjoy your posts and pictures.

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columbiariver

Big job taking bottom 3 branches off of this little guy yesterday. But he got it done and the blueberries have more sun now. #bigjob #bigleafmaple #talltuesday

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rachelbrooks

Oh my goodness! 😬 rather him than me! Love the dappled light you get through the trees though - always feels very serene 🌳☀️

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columbiariver

It scares me a little when we get into these kinds of jobs. His knee went out coming down the ladder. We laughed. Have to! @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Crikey! 😱 well you do! Otherwise you'd cry! Glad he got down safely in the end! How's the knee today?

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columbiariver

Lol! He's better now. Just a reminder we're not as young as we used to be! Have a great evening @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Glad he's ok! 👍🏼👍🏼

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susanhumphrey333

It's scary isn't it Laura. I hate it when hubby gets up a ladder. I almost don't want to be there watching, but I hold the ladder for him so tightly I can't escape 😂 Well done to him 😊

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columbiariver

I'm afraid of heights Sue. So I imagine all sorts of awful things when he does this stuff. We know people we can have do it. Oh well. What are we going to do? Things do need to be done after all. @susanhumphrey333

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columbiariver

Happy Monday morning all. Have a good week everyone! #twirlybirds #bigleafmaple #seed #canopy

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rachelbrooks

Morning Laura, lovely pic 💚 have a happy Monday

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janelleabella

Good afternoon Laura @columbiariver have a great day 😀

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smileeguy

My 50 year old maple died. It has been slowly dying for a couple of years. It was a nice tree.

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columbiariver

I'm very sorry to hear that Kristin. They are lovely trees. Maybe a new one would help you. Sometimes it's like losing a friend @smileeguy

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smileeguy

I do need a new one. But my teenage son still likes to climb and play in the dead one. It is going to have to stay until he is done with it.

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columbiariver

I know what you mean @smileeguy

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columbiariver

Big leaf maples are pretty far into leafing out. #maple #bigleafmaple

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Sussanah

I have some top quality maple butter and syrup given to me 3 years ago by my Canadian friend. Does it spoil? Seems fine still. Should I throw out?

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columbiariver

Hi Sussanah! I wish these giants provided maple syrup, but they don't. Maybe Google 'maple syrup shelf life'. @Sussanah

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gjones

No your Canadian maple syrup should be fine for a few more years yet! It may crystallize but it shouldn't go bad for years! @Sussanah

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columbiariver

Thanks @gjones . I should have thought of you. Good to know. Nothing lasts that long here!

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columbiariver

#foliage

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rachelbrooks

Amazing how nature creates such wonders 💚

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columbiariver

For sure. I don't know what happened to this tree. It's growing upright, it's just been flooded out or something here at the root. @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Ours is not to reason why...🤔 but it makes for a perfect natural sculpture 👌🏼

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purplebird

May have grown on a nursery tree. A tree or large branch that falls in the woods. Then tree seed or seeds fall on it as it is decomposing. It or they grow into big tree or trees. The nursery tree continues to decompose till all gone. Leaves hole just like that, where roots grew over nursery tree. If you see trees in pretty much straight line in woods they all grew up on same nursery tree. 🤗

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columbiariver

Imagine, 30 years ago our kids called this the giraffe tree and rode it until we got horses. It was much smaller then. Lol!

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lovestogarden

😃 fun!

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columbiariver

#usnative #native big leaf maple leaf has fallen onto the soft branch of a small fir.

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columbiariver

#internationalweekend #autumn

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lovestogarden

Beautiful fall color!

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