Friday, February 22, 2008

Arcadia 1:

Yesterday, it was good to see some special trees, after witnessing the City Council's anti-tree, un-democratic, dictator-like behavior.

I took the opportunity of going to the Arboretum in Arcadia- one of my favorite places- tagging on to a "scouting" search for a grove of Birch Trees suitable for a Beaver, to be used for a Commercial. The birches there were NOT suitable but I had a wonderful, happy time seeing and photographing lots of beautiful and extraordinary trees- many being old friends of mine.

As a follow-up of my "Roots" post of February 7th, I will start by showing two photos of roots. Having thought others were like animals' feet, it was interesting to see some named "Elephant Foot Trees". The other two trees shown here are Silk Floss Trees. They are one of my VERY favorite trees and will have to have their own post soon:

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

1 comment:

Nadja said...

Hi Gilliam, my name is Nadja. I just came across your blog and would be interested in a brief interview with you about the usefulness/necessity of trees in L.A. I work for Bloomberg News. If you are interested in being quoted, my email is Many thanks, Nadja