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Tree of Heaven

Originally uploaded by maggie_and_her_camera

This graceful tree beautifies lawns, parks, forests, farmland, and every other place into which it can dig its roots.

Given the opportunity, it will become America’s national — and only — tree. It will do so by virtue of outgrowing and out-reproducing the other trees.

As someone said in a recent workshop, “Tree of Hell is closer to the truth than Tree of Heaven.”

I’ve spotted a number of these trees lately, and I have a bit of trouble convincing myself it really is the dreaded Tree of Heaven. Why? Because they are so very pretty. We are innately drawn to symmetry, and as you can see in this lovely photo by maggie_and_her_camera this babe is symmetrical. But, as some people’s grandmothers used to say, beauty is as beauty does; and this baby is rude, overbearing, and obnoxious.

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Written by stopthembeforetheykillagain

October 18, 2008 at 12:45 am

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