Saturday, July 26, 2008

Free Trees

The city of Pompano Beach had a tree give away this morning.

Gumbo Limbo / Live Oak

My mom and I were there first thing at 8am, and we weren't the only ones. The line went quickly, they gave you two ticket for two trees, and then they let you free on the city nursery. I knew what I wanted before we got there, so we made quick work of it. I got myself a Gumbo Limbo and a Live Oak.

Gumbo Limbo is also known as the Tourist Tree because the bark on the mature tree is red and peely. My grandfather spent most of his retirement working at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton - so I also refer to it as the Grandpa Tree.

Now all I need is a place to plant them!

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