Sunday, May 15, 2011

Champion Red Bud

A giant redbud rises three stories high in my back yard. The other morning, a stranger knocked on my front door and asked if he could see my tree. Of course! I often make people come look at my tree. The stranger said he used to run Colorado's champion tree program. He'd never seen a redbud so big. My tree has a multiple trunk. If it did not, if it had one solitary trunk, the stranger said it would be a champion.

It's a champion to me (and to the chickadees nesting in a hole in its trunk (estimated to be more than 90 years old). Enjoy.

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