Saturday, October 13, 2007

Big Tree Program



It was a glorious day today! Our family went to "University Town" to visit Brandon. In the afternoon, the boys were doing things with their friends, so Brent and I took the opportunity to go on a walking tour of the big trees in the city. I've had a special booklet tucked away in a desk drawer for several years, awaiting such a day. It's a guide to the city's trees in the "Big Tree Program" and the trees listed are the largest known of their species in the state. There are 42 trees that qualify for inclusion in the program in this city. Booklet and map in hand, we set out to find as many of these trees as we could.

13 comments:

  1. that is one very large tree !
    Sounds like you have some good memories associated with that park.

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  2. Oh my goodness how fun is that. A perfect nature walk amd so many amazing trees. xoxoxo Clarice

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  3. Good Afternoon, What a gorgeous, fun day! I need to do more of the outdoor activities that you do! You are an inspiration.....Cindi

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  4. Wow..large tree and a sweet time together.Glad you had a great time.

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  5. Oh how wonderful to have so many precious memories associated with one bandstand and one park.

    What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Time with family and being outdoors on a lovely afternoon.

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  6. I love doing special little tours like this. It's such a lovely way to visit all sections of a town. We did something similar when attending our daughter's graduation from the U of Georgia in Athens. They have these huge bulldog sculptures all over town, each painted and decorated differently. We went on a search mission to find as many as possible.

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  7. I just love college towns! My daughter lives in Tallahassee, FL (where FSU is) I would love to live there!

    Katherine

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  8. I'm enjoying all your tree postings! The tour sounds great. We have alot of trees in our town too, in fact we have a sycamore in our front yard!
    Donna :)

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  9. I have such a love affair with trees myself.... I am forever walking through our woods and patting the big ones or giving a little nudge to the small ones.... We have a few 100 year old plus trees that I am in awe of

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  10. What a perfectly wonderful tour. Thank you for sharing it with us! All your pictures are beautiful--as they always are.

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  11. What an experience seeing such a big tree. LOL Mary

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  12. Whoa! Now that's a Whopper of a Tree! I love trees and loved your posts below.

    Jody

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