Despite the fact the calender says that it is spring, we all know that is still feels like winter. The bloom season for many trees such as Flowering Crabapples has been shortened with all of this rain. So I found myself focusing on the structural beauty of trees and how they help create a strong sense of identity in our community.
Robert Trachtenberg, a landscape designer who lives in Berkeley, is the owner of Garden Architecture. This photo essay is part of an occasional series in which Trachtenberg brings an educated eye to the beauty of the nature that surrounds us in Berkeley. His first piece for Berkeleyside focused on the winter silhouettes and shadows created by trees.
Update, 05.14.11: For more information on local trees, check out “A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us” by Matt Riter, published this year by Berkeley’s Heyday Press.