One of my farmer/clients rented a new farm and I spent today riding the boundaries of the fields and pulling soil samples. The fields are located along the wooded bluffs overlooking the Hatchie River. There is a lot of good timber on this bluff that hasn’t been logged out in many years.
I took particular note of this tree, I have seen similar ones to this all around this area. I have to find out what this tree is and plant some on our homestead, they make very interesting specimens in the winter. You can look out across a patch of bare woods and see the leaves on these trees that almost appear to be glowing they are so white!
These trees don’t shed their leaves in the winter. The leaves turn very, very pale tan, almost white in color but they stay on the tree.
The larger specimens of this tree has a distinctive smooth bark. Does anyone have an idea what this tree might be from these pictures?