Jackie French: Trees that stand naked in the cold

By Jackie French
Updated April 24 2018 - 12:25pm, first published June 15 2017 - 11:11am

Mid-winter is nude tree time. Or 'unclad', if you prefer. The leaves of deciduous trees have dropped, apart from a few stubborn ones like pin oaks where the leaves hang brown and wrinkled until the next gale blows them into your gutters, or the new spring leaves push them off – whichever comes first.