May 05-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: May: May 05-01
Spring leaves on birch trees    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Steve Brimm

Charlie, on the road in Michigan on Saturday, May 5, 2001 - 10:09 am:

This week my wife and I have traveled the U.P. across and back, in a quick trip downstate. Along the way we observed this phenomena, where there appears just a faint mist of green across the hills in the treetops. Then moving south through the peninsula, the leaves are more visible, in greater abundance. In today’s photo, Steve Brimm captures a nice view of this progress.

By Doug S. Wixom, MI on Saturday, May 5, 2001 - 10:48 am:

Steve has once again captured the delicate beauty of springtime in the northern woods. Makes you kinda want to walk among the trees and just look up!

By Pining Yooper in TrollLand on Saturday, May 5, 2001 - 08:20 pm:

How lucky you are to have the birch....ours was felled years ago by the "bronze birch bore"(I was told this name, but ?) insect which makes pinholes in the tree. The leaves come out in the spring....and three weeks later the leaves are dried and shriveled. Soon the trunk gets "punky" and the tree falls over, gone. The birch trees in TrollLand are fast disappearing...even those in Marquette County are in terrible shape. DNR powerless? I don't know. Anyone?

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, May 5, 2001 - 10:03 pm:

Sure sign also is the green 'mist' on the tamracks as they get their 'needles'. Not to forget that pretty green the popples have. Okay,
aspens. Did anyone see the beautimous solar pillar last night? What a nice red sunset, too.
Dis is Ken from da UP, I live in Cornell. It sure
was a wondermous sunset from here.

By DMac DollarBay MI on Sunday, May 6, 2001 - 09:39 am:

I was up on Brockway Mountain on Friday. What a gorgeous site, indeed! This is such a spectacular time of year! The beauty is overwhelming. What a blessing to live in such a wonderful place! My buddy and I put on 160 miles, "doing the Keweenaw". We stopped all along the north shore, even with the cold north wind whooping us, and all along the south shore, where it was much warmer. However, the beauty did shine, no matter what the temp! Thanks for the great picture!

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