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Oak Tree
Venable Elementary School students are tracking seasonal change in their own schoolyard. Our photoperiod is now only 476 minutes! More news:

"The Southern red oak tree is big and it represents our school. ...The leaves have changed colors. Over a thousand brown, orange, red, yellow and gold leaves fall each year. Southern red oaks have leaves with pointed lobes and a bell shape at the bottom. Our tree's protection zone is about 160 feet. The roots begin twelve to eighteen inches below the grass. Our tree's root hairs absorb water and vitamins." 11/26/13 Charlotesville, Virginia

Haines Welcome Sign
Photo: Cindy Cartwright

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