Re: TH: Spring color in Baltimore City ...

 Reply-To: Tree-House@Majordomo.Flora.Com (Community Forestry) ---------

The orange trees are blooming in Turlock, CA. A wonderfully sweet scent
which seems to purify the air in a town of about 40K.

Absorbing Springtime in the San Juaquin Valley,

On Tue, 18 Mar 1997, Tom Kimmerer wrote:

>  Reply-To: Tree-House@Majordomo.Flora.Com (Community Forestry) ---------
> Thanks for the flower update, Richard.  I hope more folks will let us
> know what is going on in their communities.  
> At home in Kentucky, red maple, silver maple and elms (American and
> slippery) are about finished flowering (when I left on Friday), and the
> saucer magnolias are just beginning.  However, here in Ithaca, NY,
> nothing much is happening yet - the willows are bright yellow, but
> nothing is yet flowering.  Today, there were at least 35,000 snow geese
> (some people estimated 100,000) in Cayuga Lake, along with a few blue
> and Canada geese.  
> Incidentally, saucer magnolia is a hybrid (Magnolia x soulangiana, the x
> indicating hybrid) produced in Soulange-Bodin, Fromont, France, from D.
> denudata and M. liliiflora around 1820.  They are lovely trees, but
> perhaps overused in the landscape. 
> Please send some spring this way. The geese are great, but it sure would
> be nice to see some tree flowers.
> Cheers,
> Tom
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> Tom Kimmerer
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> University of Kentucky
> Lexington KY 40546
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