I couldn’t show pictures of our town without treating you to some of its trees, since the Arbor Day Foundation has named it a “Tree City” (which means it has a government body devoted to tending trees).
Now the trees have lost their foliage, but when I took these pictures at the end of October and beginning of November, things were still glorious. Some trees, of course, are more notable for their shape than their leaves. (And some are trees to be.) Shall we have a walk?
One corner house has a sky-high gingko that is paired with a Japanese maple of brilliant color and amazing shape.
Of course, I saved the best for last. My absolute favorite tree is this ancient maple from the grounds of the Friends’ Meeting House. It has to be a couple hundred years old. The tree is a three-person giant (Mrs. P and I, pressed against the trunk and touching hands, could not reach all the way around the tree to touch hands on the other side). Enjoy the magnificence.
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