Subscriber Discussion Thread - What Elements of Winter's Beauty Most Inspire You?

It’s easy to appreciate trees when they are blooming with vibrant blossoms or coating our landscapes in a swath of green. But trees in winter provide equal beauty if we’re willing to appreciate the subtleties of their texture and form.

My grandfather’s 1936 essay Winter Beauty captures the unique qualities of trees-sans-leaves that create an aesthetically wondrous winter landscape:

Bulletin of Remarkable Trees
Bulletin of Remarkable Trees Vol. 2 No. 2
Welcome to a new year of Bulletin of Remarkable Trees! This week, I’m taking a deep dive into an article my grandfather wrote for the Morton Arboretum’s Bulletin of Popular Information in 1936 entitled Winter Beauty. Kammerer, E. L. (1936, February). Winter Beauty…
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As we enter this dormant time of year, I think it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate winter trees—evergreen conifers, twiggy deciduous trees spiking up into a sky the shade of bright blue that only winter can elicit, berried shrubs providing a pop of color to an otherwise monotone landscape. I’d love to hear from you all: what winter standouts and draw your attention over these colder months?

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