Big-leaf maple - all the mulch you ever need in one single tree!
These leaves surprise me every fall when I find them on the ground mixed in with normal leaves. That's a size 9 foot there.
When I was out in the garden on that extra frosty day, I kept hearing crunches in the neighbor's woods. Was it the neighbors? No. Crunch, crunch. Was it a squirrel? No. Was it that coyote that's been around? Crunch, crunch. Finally concluded it was these giant frozen leaves not so silently falling to the ground!
What a week! I didn't expect to be so out of touch. I even have topics lined up and still couldn't get them posted.
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