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TREE TUESDAY – a little history about Redbuds

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Redbuds are so cool.  Their spring presence is a welcome sight and bring such colour to our landscape.   It’s considered a small tree growing approximately 4-8 metres in height so a great option if space is limited.


But did you know that that our Redbuds (Latin name: Cercis canadensis) has it’s status as a native tree because of one single observation on Pelee Island by Canadian botanist, John Macoun in 1892.
The one Redbud was described as “it had been undermined by the waves and fallen inland, and more than half its limbs were dead.” ref:

But since then, Redbuds have become a popular tree and can be found both in urban and forested areas.


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A project of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club and Environment Hamilton. Funding by Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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