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Tree Question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by c. j. stone, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Good sized and well-shaped tree with tons of off-white clusters of flowers, hanging down like bunches of grapes? Gobs of them along Rt. 224 this year. I can't say I've ever seen these before. What are they? Some type of locust perhaps?
     
  2. eyesman_01

    eyesman_01 getting wEYESer every day

    If they are a gnarly looking tree with large rounded leaves and the flowers are about the size of a half dollar each, and large clusters of them all over the tree, can spot them from very far off... It is a catalpa (sp?) tree. You know, the one you gather catalpa worms off from. I have one in my front yard, only there hasn't been worms on it since the 80's. Would love to introduce some to it again if anyone has some to spare. :D
     

  3. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    Yeah sounds like a catalpa to me as well.
     
  4. Sounds like a catalpa to me. They are blooming more than normal around us.
     
  5. pics? I'm a Landscaper.
     
  6. I have a worm bearing catalpa next to my driveway-that's not the tree I'm inquiring about-great bull-gill and channel cat bait, by the way. Seems anything capable of blooming is doing so this year-even privet hedges! Must have been just right, perfect weather in winter and spring to kick every thing off this year! Maybe it's the global warming!! Anyways, I never noticed these trees before anywhere-I should have taken a picture since they're all done blooming and they all look alike right now. I might google blooming locusts and see what turns up.
     
  7. jeffmo

    jeffmo officially unofficial!!!!

    this year was the 1st year that i remember our locust trees ever having blooms.they were very sweet smelling and the trees were full of them.
     
  8. FOSR

    FOSR name of Alex

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    They're blooming along Whetstone Creek, the flowers were dropping into the water and floating around, looked like some Japanese garden pond.
     
  9. The Audubon Society has a Picture book on eastern trees. I highly recomnd it. It shows all trees on the eastern side of the US.

    http://www.rei.com/product/584194
     
  10. I'm pretty sure they were locusts. As jessmo said, first time he could remember them blooming. What a spring flowering of everything we've had! Bet the crabapples successfully bloomed, and will be loaded, in the deer woods this fall! They usually get hammered by a late frost-the deer and turks really love those little apples!