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Tree - Qualified Perceptions
This tree is about a block away as the crow flies, longer to walk because the bike path is in the way. I can't quite believe that it exists in this particular nigh-urban area - this isn't an urban tree. This is a tree that belongs in the Shire, or the center of an enchanted clearing, or possibly trying to kill people at Hogwarts. It's awe-inspiring even to walk by.

Current Mood: impressed impressed

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twe From: twe Date: August 31st, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a weeping willow, no?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 31st, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not a good tree expert, but I don't know anything else that dangles like that. :)
cfox From: cfox Date: September 1st, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is a weeping willow, but there do exist weeping beeches, which are also very impressive. To confuse matters, they come in several different leaf shapes and colors.

They tend to only get planted on really big properties, so I don't know of any around here, though.

Google finds a claim of a weeping birch on BU campus; I can't vouch for it personally, but the picture looks plausible.
cfox From: cfox Date: September 1st, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops, I didn't read carefully. That's BYU's web page that shows a weeping birch.
mijven From: mijven Date: August 31st, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Bring some hot cocoa by. No promises, but perhaps you might entice me down out of its branches.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: September 1st, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are some surprisingly lovely willows in the area. That looks like a particularly nice one.
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