A Year with the trees is about getting to know and appreciate the trees - using all of our senses.
Friday, May 13, 2011
May 13 - Mountain Laurel - Kalmia latifolia
The Mountain Laurel is usually a large shrub that lives in thickets. However, it can grow up to 25 feet tall with a single trunk that is 10 inches in diameter. The flowers which are growing now in the Southern Appalachian mountains are pink and white and red with pink lantern-shaped buds.