Conversations With Trees #10

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Today’s tree is (possibly) a Sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum.  

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I cannot say for certain, because the Sourwood or Sorrel Tree is native to Appalachia, and this tree resides in a neighbor’s yard in Washington State, but it fits most of the description I could find with white clusters of flowers reminiscent of Lily of the Valley blooms.  Its brilliant color and unusual shape called me.  I find the more I listen to trees, the more I hear them.  Pretty soon it’s a cacophony of voices seeking my attention.

The Sourwood has quite a bit of lore from the Eastern US, and I read tales in several sites about legendary Sourwood honey from its flowers.  Here is one such clever blog for wild edibles called:

Eat The Weeds

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In this evening’s fading light, my daughter and I created a sign for my Rewilding project in our yard.  With a better camera and taller photographer, the image would be even better!

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Good night from my corner of the world.

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