Colin McEnroe Show: Everyone Loves Trees
How can we save our tall, friendly neighbors?
Quick. In what leafy, wooded Connecticut municipality can you find a Japanese Threadleaf Maple, an Ohio Buckeye, a PawPaw, a Weeping Birch, a Cedar of Lebanon, a Golden Hinoki False-Cypress, a Winterberry Euonymus, a Kentucky Coffeetree, a Fruitless White Mulberry, and a Tanyosho Pine.
That would be the city of Hartford. In fact, for complicated reasons, Hartford may have a more diverse and exotic stock of trees than any of its 168 Connecticut cousins. Identifying, measuring and cataloguing the state's thousands of noteworthy trees is a labor of love, and today on the show we'll talk to two of the loving laborers.
But we're also talking to people engaged in the somewhat newer effort to clone existing trees, in order to preserve notable examples -- like the California sequoia -- and reforest bare areas -- like Ireland -- with tough, durable trees.