Tales of Our Trees

Tales Of Our Trees

Trees have tales to tell and two Kendal residents, Harry Hammond and Martin Wells related many of these tree tales in the residents' monthly newsletter. Below, for your reading enjoyment, you will find tree tales. The botanical name in each tale is a link to that tree's page with the beautiful work of Judy Czeiner, the photographer for this website.



Our Tall Twins

If a diner at Kendal hears “What’s that?” the object of curiosity, if not the soup, might be the spectacular Metasequoia glyptostroboides just outside the window.

The Rewards of Observing Details

“Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but not so interesting as looking.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Blue Against Grey Skies

Unlike the Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) on the South Lawn of the White House, Kendal’s spacious cedars have not had to accommodate Amy Carter’s tree house.

Cinnamon Sticks, Up to the Sky

A thing we have in abundance at Kendal is serendipity—something pleasant happening that wasn’t looked for, as when a nuthatch being watched leads the eye to a tree whose bark is the color of cinnamon.


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