input :: ginkgos are my favorite tree in the fall

 ^ page from my mossbüch

^ page from my mossbüch

i’ve waited for a “shazam” app for trees for years, but through some good fortune i’ve found something even better - suddenly i have 4 tree experts in my life and 3 of them live on my tiny street. i can go around, take a foto of any leaf and one of my tree people gives me the rundown. i’m taping leaves in my notebooks to retain their names + shapes.

so far i know that:

ginkgo trees are my favorite tree in the fall (ginkgo biloba)
silver birch are my favorite tree in winter (betula pendula)
magnolias are my favorite tree in spring (magnolia grandiflora)
still looking for my favorite summer tree