Here is another tree with personality, it seemed to me. A black oak, Quercus velutina, he is in the vanguard, stepping out early onto the dunes. Some decades from now organic matter will build up here and there will be more trees but for now he is alone. You can see his family there behind him, on a distant, older dune farther from the lake. Fall colors here are muted to gentle shades of orange and yellow, shared by both the oak and the little bluestem.