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Poem: Catalpa

Alice
R

When I was five years old
Dad told me, “It’s a catalpa.
See its seed-pod cigars.”

There used to be
a great big tree
a great majesty.

Childhood
May 7, 2018
Seed pods of northern catalpa, Catalpa speciosa

The Tree's Story

CK
K

I have always loved and honored trees for their beauty strength and resilience. Long before I became an Openlands TreeKeeper I was a tree-hugger.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
April 19, 2018
Pine tree on city street at night surrounded by snow
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