Some of our native Arbutus trees back lit with
warm afternoon sun. The Arbutus is another of
our trees that is found only in very few places
in the world. A broadleaved evergreen, they take on
very unusual growth patterns of twisting trunks,
not unlike Garry oaks in that. The smooth trunks
shed their bark in curling flakes yearly, turning
from a russet red-orange to a creamy yellow-green.
Sometime in August if you happen to be near
one on a real hot day you can hear the bark crackle
as it splits and peels away from the main trunk.
They produce lovely panicles of creamy white
flowers in late spring, so profusely at times
that the glossy dark green leaves are almost
hidden. They will be followed later
by clusters of red berries.
Oil on canvas 9 x 12.
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