Tulip trees on the west side of Monticello.
This is an old tree. There is evidence it was planted April 16, 1807. I have five tulip trees to plant this weekend. This tree is 22 feet in circumference, the trees I am planting are 3/4 of an inch in circumference.
This tree affected many lives. One was my neighbor Mike Van Yahres grandfather’s. (Visit Monticello’s podcast section and search poplar for that story)
The tree was removed. Profound health issues. I am pleased that the grounds people are leaving the stump in place for awhile. It is a memorial.
See Patterson Clark’s excellent article in the Washington Post about tulip trees.
deliberate misspelling, iconoclastic grammer, tastes good as a cigarette should… Boyz, lite. The author knew how to spell dog, yet he chose to spell dog DAWG. 300 words. Why?
“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.”-Wangari Muta Maathai
(Wangari Maathai founded the global Green Belt Movement, which has contributed today to the planting of over 52 million trees. She was the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Her books include the memoir Unbowed and Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World. She’s also one of the 100 heroic women featured in the book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. She died in 2011 at the age of 71.)
(pictured, Harry Kemp, Scott Christian)
new Woolen Mills neighbor
My dear friend MGLS said “Bill Emory, you can take the world’s worst portraits.” She was right.
my neighbor relocates