Trees Every Child Should Know

Trees Every Child Should Know

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"[...] Crumple leaflets of this tree in your hand, and they smell fruity, like an apple. They turn to yellow and russet in autumn. The bitternut is a hickory nut whose kernel no squirrel eats. It is as bitter as gall. Thin-shelled as a pignut, and usually less than an inch in length, the nuts are enclosed in thin husks, that differ from others in having thin ridges that rise along the four lines where they split at the time the nuts are ripe. Two of these clefts run farther down than the other pair. The nut shell is thin, slightly flattened sometimes, and marked with dark lines. The kernel is white, and you will never taste a second one. The sure sign by which to tell the bitternut hickory is the tapering, flattened, yellow bud. At any time of year a few, at least, of these buds are to be found. They are numerous from midsummer till May; after that, a few dormant[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507567111
  • 9781507567111

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