Friday, June 9, 2017

Pic Today 6/9/17



BIG OL' BASSWOOD

In fact, this white basswood tree
is the "largest known" of
its species,
and merits the title of
National Champion Tree in the U.S. 

Currently living and growing
at Missouri Botanical Garden,
this white basswood stands at 
103-feet tall, and was one
of Henry Shaw's original plantings
before the Civil War in the 1850s.

The name basswood comes from
"bast-wood" which is the useful
inner bark, used to make ropes & mats.
The flowers can be made into tea
and linden oil syrup from the sap.

Big trees are always magnificent.
 

6 comments:

  1. Me encantan los bosques con arboles inmensos para soñar y perderme

    un abrazo tb grandote

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  2. Impresionante, muy bien aprovechado.
    Un abrazo Rick

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  3. Majestuosos, una toma que los engrandece más si cabe.
    Saludos

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  4. Nature and its beauty.
    good weekend.
    kiss
    :)
    :)

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  5. In the block of my house there are several basswood trees. I love the scent when they bloom.
    Happy weekend, Rick.

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  6. An amazing image, Rick!
    Great work!!!
    I love it!
    Kisses
    Ana

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