The black bark is hideous, and evil, like Darth Vadar, and the splits in the bark go high up the trunk.
It reminds me of a condition called elephantitis. We had a horse once, long ago, who died from it. Her skin swelled and split and oozed blood. It was horrible, and so is this.
Below is an update to when I first noticed daffodils emerging in early December.
Not all vegetative species are as resilient and tenacious. The trees are far more delicately calibrated and we are losing them. This article (found at Des) infuriates me!!
What will it take for people to connect the dots?
It's the atmosphere, folks!