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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Move in the right direction every single day. When you continue to grow, there's no limit to what you can accomplish!

This Honey Locust tree is in front of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, and is the largest of its kind in New England.
Look what can happen when given lots of room, clean water and sunshine!
Honey locusts, Gleditsia triacanthos, can reach a height of 2030 m (66100 ft), with fast growth, and are relatively short-lived; their life spans are typically about 120 years, though some live up to 150 years. They are prone to losing large branches in windstorms. The leaves are pinnately compound on older trees but bipinnately compound on vigorous young trees. The leaflets are 1.52.5 cm (smaller on bipinnate leaves) and bright green. They turn yellow in the fall (autumn). Leafs out relatively late in spring, but generally slightly earlier than the black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia). The strongly scented cream-colored flowers appear in late spring, in clusters emerging from the base of the leaf axils.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WILSONWR 7/6/2013 10:34PM

    Thanks for the info! I never knew that about the tree!

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/6/2013 8:34PM

    Wow, amazing. And actually a quite inspirational blog!

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EDLEAR 7/6/2013 2:59PM

    A good reminder for us all to keep moving forward, keep at it, keep growing,- thanks

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COREY195 7/6/2013 2:35PM

    Nice visual aid with the illustration. emoticon

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NASFKAB 7/6/2013 1:08PM

  beautiful thanks for sharing

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BLUEROSE73 7/6/2013 9:32AM

    so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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SANDICANE 7/6/2013 9:14AM

    Lovely pic! Yep, we just need to keep the boat pointing in the right direction!


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1CRAZYDOG 7/6/2013 8:11AM

    What a beauty! Mother Nature teaching us that if you provide the right nurturing a thing of beauty results!

HUGS and smiles.

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NUTRON3 7/6/2013 7:31AM

    Beautiful tree

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KELLIEBEAN 7/6/2013 7:23AM

    Great picture!

Thank you for sharing.

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SANDRALEET 7/6/2013 7:07AM

    Every thing has its season

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GRAMMYEAC 7/6/2013 6:50AM

    It's a gorgeous tree! In a gorgeous setting...

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MAGGIEVAN 7/6/2013 6:29AM

    A massive tree, indeed. Thanks for analogy.

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MSLZZY 7/6/2013 6:25AM

    What a beautiful tree! Yes, we can all accomplish that!

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JSTETSER 7/6/2013 5:52AM

    Thea's a photo of the tree and my husband John in front of the Saint-Gauden's home. I could not fit all of the tree into the frame.

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