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Fence Eating Tree

Greg
L

August 9,2018, I took my 18-year-old grandson Michael to the city to visit a fence-eating tree that we visited in 2003 when he was in preschool.  The tree is still there and doing well.

Family
September 18, 2018
grandson and grandfather with tree growing into fence

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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