Natural Wonders
Natural Wonders
Natural Wonders #42

We learn from Aldo Leopold about the bur oak and its history on the southern Wisconsin landscape from the April chapter of a Sand County Almanac. 

“Thus, he who owns a veteran bur oak  owns more than a tree. He owns a reserved seat in the theater of evolution.”

I add some things I’ve learned about our forest ecology today and how forest succession has changed in the 80 years since Leopold wrote his deep historical picture of the oaks.