The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2881159
Posted By: Eiseley
07-Apr-10 - 01:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Yay! Way to go, Stilly! Here's to the NEXT 35000!

I'd love to visit the Ginkgo Petrified Forest. There's a ginkgo I see every day as I walk to work. The leaves are silky soft, though not hairy at all like the underside of a sycamore---just soft. (It's on Clark Street, between Hayes and Grant, in front of an engineering company.)

Down the street is a park with tall elm trees that haven't been affected by Dutch Elm disease. They are huge, and the leaves are at least a hand-length long.

My sister, who lives in Salt Lake City, has in her front yard what some arborists say is the largest Catalpa tree in Utah. It has a trunk about five feet in diameter and a huge main branch that sweeps across the garden about four feet from the ground. Her children have sword fights with the stiff green pods.

What I want to see is a spreading chestnut tree. Are there any ancient chestnuts left out in the wild?