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Joe Landsberger
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Virtual Tour of the Leech Street Trees:
In 2021 two trees I planted at Goodrich were listed in St. Paul's Landmark Trees:

temple juniper
Temple Juniper - Juniperus rigida
in history was considered sacred and planted near temples.
Saint Paul Landmark Tree

tulip tree2021:
Tulip Tree - Liriodendron tulipifera
St. Paul Landmark Tree

magnolia royal star
April 25, 2020:
Magolia Royal Star

red bud with magnolia Betty
May 4, 2020:
Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

with Magnolia "Betty" in bud

Weeping redbud
May 4, 2020:
Weeping redbud (Cercis canadensis) around the boulder

pin cherryMay 4, 2020:
Pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica) with blue sky.

(April 28: pin cherry cut down due to a compromised trunk--mold)

magnolia betty
May 6, 2020:
Magnolia "Betty" bud opening

Redbud backdrop

woodland magnoliaMay 7, 2020:
Saucer Magnolias (M. x soulangeana)

Planted as a "woodland" magnolia but I can't find one by that name on the Internet. It has a darker color with a bit of green in the petals.

weeping norway spruce
May 9, 2020:
Weeping Norway spruce:

The tips of the spruce are red turning green in summer.

Weeping crab apple red jadeMay 10, 2020:
Weeping crab-apple "red jade":

Red Jade has lovely small red fruits through winter--it takes a while for the birds to enjoy

flowering peach pink cascade
May 11, 2020:
Weeping flowering peach--Pink Cascade (Prunus persica).

Last year I had a few peaches, and enveloped them to discourage squirrels but they got them anyway. Maybe 2020!

magnolia Betty
May 12, 2020:
Magnolia "Betty"

temple juniper with crab "red jade"
May 13, 2020:
Crab apple "red jade"

Backdrop of a (Japanese) Temple Juniper--that in history was considered sacred and planted near temples.

kentucky yellowwoodJue 8, 2022:
Kentucky yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea, perhaps Anne Fr sard)

The Kentucky or American Yellowwood is a medium-sized, flowering tree. White, fragrant, pea-like flowers hang in 15-inch-long clusters in spring.

Carb apple red jade in fall
September 26, 2020:
Crab apple "red jade"

yellow magnolia sunspireMay 14, 2020:
Columnar Yellow Magnolia (Magnolia Sunspire) with the "egg"

peach tree with red flowers
May 17, 2020:
Peach tree

lilac agincourt beauty 2May 18, 2020:
Lilac (Syringa) Agincourt Beauty #2

White lilac
May 18, 2020:
Lilac S Tigerstedii

Rose lilacMay 18, 2020:
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Krasavitsa Moskvy') Beauty of Moscow

Weeping lilac
May 22, 2020:
A "weeping" lilac with a nice fragrance

peking lilac
June 14, 2020:
Peking lilac (Syringa-pekinensis)

A dwarf catalpa (Catalpa speciosa-northern catalpa). June 22, 2020:
A dwarf catalpa (Catalpa speciosa-northern catalpa)

This dwarf does not flower or produce seed pods. The first 30 years of my house my neighbor Lorraine always wanted a catalpa tree in her lot. I bought her house and lot when she died and now transformed the garden. As she neared the end of her life, she wondered where her remains would be, so I mentioned that she liked her shrub rose and why not there? Her ashes are now below the boulder next to her catalpa tree.

magnolia scaleJune 1, 2020:
Magnoria scale

I've been fighting Magnolia scale for a couple years on two trees, but found it this year on two others. Treatment: my home mix of insecticidal soap (water, vegetable oil, Dawn dish soap). After cutting back branches I spray, then scrape off the "scale" and spray some more: daily. It works!

stripebark maplesJuly 29, 2020:
Acer tegmentosum, the Manchurian striped maple (left) is an understory tree found in the eastern United States.

Striped Bark Maple (Acer pensylvanicum) (right) also known as moosewood (moose like to eat it) or goosefoot (resembling its leaves). They look a lot alike!

hemlock, dwarf weeping blue
September, 2020:
Dwarf weeping hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula')

wells weeping spruce
September, 2020:
Wells Emerald Creeper Norway Spruce

lacebark pineSeptember, 2020:
Lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana)

Distinctive mottled bark sets it apart from other pines. Stiff, dark green needles are in clusters of 3.

Weeping Blue Spruce
September, 2020:
Dwarf Weeping Blue (Colorado) Spruce (Picea pungens 'Pendula--tree form)'

Pinus strobus ' Torulosa ' September, 2020:
Twisted Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Torulosa")

Compact mugo pine
September, 2020:
Comopact Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo 'var. mughus')

Korean maple Acer pseudosieboldianum
Autumn, 2020:
Korean maple (Acer pseudosieboldianum)

Amur maple
Autumn, 2020:
Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

Redbud in snowOctober 20, 2020:
Redbud in snow