Thursday, June 18, 2015
More Tall Trees
Earlier this month I posted a tall tree in our neighborhood but noticed a number of different trees on St. Kate's campus that can be seen from our house since our property borders the college's soccer field. Much to the consternation of the neighbors, a number of years ago the college cut down hundreds of trees in order to build their soccer field. The row of trees that were left looked scrubby and sick. Plus we lost many species of song birds and small wild animals. Up to that point St. Kate's had been a wonderful neighbor, but I have held a grudge ever since. These few remaining trees are now enormous and have showy white blossoms that cover the branches from top to bottom. It's a beautiful sight and this is the first year that I have seen them in blossom. It makes up just a tiny bit for the loss of the other trees sacrificed for the soccer field. I've called the gardener at the college to help me identify the species but haven't heard back yet. My google images leads me to believe that it just might be a deciduous tree called a Northern Catalpa.