The Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood

pink_dogwood2A few years ago, the city of Huntsville was going to build a road across one of the mountains.

Well, they found this really old Dogwood tree in their way and no one wanted to destroy it to build the road.

So they found a tree mover somewhere near Dallas, TX and got an estimate of how much it would cost to move it to the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

It was a lot, but school kids across the county donated money to get the Dogwood moved.

It was moved to the botanical garden, where it lived and bloomed for several years before it finally died.

Well guess what?

Here's one of the Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood's babies, right in my back yard!
Here’s one of the Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood’s babies, right in my back yard!
At the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s annual spring plant sale, they sold several of the little saplings from the Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood…

And I bought one a couple of years ago for about $30!

It had one little white blossom on it this year, and it’s thriving in our back yard.

Dogwoods are some of my favorite trees, and they bloom all over the state of Alabama.

I took a few shots of the Dogwoods. They are just passed their prime in North Alabama.

White Dogwood in Madison, Alabama.
White Dogwood in Madison, Alabama.

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Pink Dogwood in Madison, Alabama.
Pink Dogwood in Madison, Alabama.

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