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#1)  Yellow-poplar

Postby tsharp » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:29 am

The following link has a picture of a Yellow-poplar that is no more. It is interesting to read the  readers comments.
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#2)  Re: Yellow-poplar

Postby dbhguru » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:05 am


    Yes, the comments are enlightening and reaffirm that rural folks are as sensitive and appreciative of Mother Nature's creations as any group. At an early time of my life I lived in that section of the country and then briefly worked there in the summers in my college days. Since then, I've visited southeastern KY only a couple of times. It is a center of incredible biological diversity. Unfortunately poverty has shaped much of the mountain culture, but poor people can appreciate nature just as much as the most urbane among us. Thanks for sending the link. The comments I read evoked both positive and negative emotions in me for obvious reasons, but in the dawn of the book that Monica and I are doing on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I am heartened to read comments favorable of big trees. Who knows, maybe there are a few unheralded, semi-big tulips in the Virginia and Carolina hollows that will make it into the book, courtesy of some of the local mountain folk.

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Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
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#3)  Re: Yellow-poplar

Postby edfrank » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:16 am


Very cool link.

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