Wild redbuds “now”

The wild version of this tree can easily be found in my neighborhood, but in the old “haunts” the trees are not as thick today as they once were. Probably some were lost due to bad weather, droughts or careless lumbering…I have also read about disease that strikes older trees after about 20 years. I have old photos of the magical days when they were quite a sight to behold, dazzling clouds of small reddish-purple blossoms. Those pictures are now posted on this site under “Scans”…


4 thoughts on “Wild redbuds “now”

  1. Debra April 24, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    LOVE redbud. The birds have planted several all over the property.

    • wildwanderingirl April 27, 2014 / 1:01 am

      I suppose they are doing the same here, but it takes eons for a new tree to grow from a seed. The old dying trees here will probably get replaced naturally some day, when I have passed on to the Great Gardens in the Sky! 🙂

      • Debra April 27, 2014 / 1:09 am

        They grow crazy fast here: like weeds. I saw a picture of our house on google maps that is three years old and there was no sign of the redbuds which today reach past the roof line.

      • wildwanderingirl April 27, 2014 / 3:27 am

        WOW… I’m in southern Indiana which is a lot colder, maybe the Texas climate is why they grow like weeds where you are! Wish they’d do that here…

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