Georgia, Oh Georgia

Thanks to King George III’s stipend, for service as Royal Botanist in North America, Philadelphia Quaker John Bartram and son William, in 1765, undertook a botanical expedition through Georgia.

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Red Maple

The red maple, Acer rubrum, also known as swamp, water, or soft maple, is a wide- spread medium sized deciduous tree of eastern and central North America.

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To Ponder and Appreciate

In her book Seeing Trees (available in Kendal’s library), Nancy Hugo notes that “humans have been evolving for over 3 million years, trees for 397 million.”

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Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, is a small tree native to eastern North America, but which can thrive as far west as California.

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