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Mandala - Chinquapin Oak

Mandala - Chinquapin Oak


34" Fabric wall hanging (hangs without need of frame)

Chinquapin Oak is relatively rare in Ontario, although I'm lucky to have a small grove of them just walking distance from my home. They like limestone rock, which explains why we see them along the Niagara Escarpment. One of the two Designated Heritage trees of Dundas is a Chinquapin Oak that is over 250 years old. It lives in Fisher's Mill Park, a real beauty!

One of the many butterfly and moth larvae that feed on this tree, and all oaks, is the Gray Hairstreak. In this piece, the tiny Hairstreak larvae are positioned around the outside and their presence is evident on the leaves: without caterpillars, we don't get the butterflies. Also providing company for the Chinquapin Oak is native Sumac, in its autumn glory.

$ 1,500.00

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