Sunday, October 28, 2007

Black Walnuts

A few things about this magnificent Black Walnut tree just across the street from the original farm house. It used to provide lots of fruit. Hard to get into and very messy but the reward was one of my favorite treats. To this day my favorite ice cream is Black Walnut. The leaves you see are the only ones left, not because the others dropped but because the tree is dying. By this time next year it will have been taken out. What a sad story. The Black Walnut trees in Boulder are being attacked by a beetle and more than 200 will be taken down within a few months. A full story is written in the Boulder Camera with a link to a PDF map showing all tree locations. Hey, it's a good map of Boulder with the neighborhoods named and shaded different colors.

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