Sunday Trees – 304

….. a little late this week with my Sunday Trees

Thanks Becca for hosting Sunday Trees.

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Ever seen a catalpa tree before? They are native to North America and have lovely heart shaped leaves and these long slender bean like seed pods in the fall.

Tree Trimming by the Lake

…..clearing overhanging branches and wild shrubbery

I’ve lived in my neighbourhood for over 38 years and I can’t say I’ve ever seen the city sending work crews to trim the trees by the lake. I’m sure they have; I’ve just never been there to witness it. It’s quite the operation and it took several days to prune and manicure the trees in the park at the end of my street.

I’m glad they weren’t taken down completely. Toronto really prides itself on the amount of green space we have and the natural canopy that the trees provide. Many years ago it was rumoured that some of the residents discouraged the planting of new trees because they took away their view of the lake and in the dark of night they  went in and cut down any new trees that were planted. Attitudes certainly have changed over the years. Last year the city went in and planted at least  20 new trees in our park alone.

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Sunday Trees – 290

……only two days late

This is my flowering crab apple tree. It is always the last to bloom on our street.

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For more Sunday Trees check out Becca Givens’ blog.