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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
My wife's best friend lives in Winston-Salem NC. She is an avid gardener, and, like most avid gardeners, loves to share. She gave us this tree when it was a sapling and I planted it by the Intra Coastal Waterway 20 years ago. It is now about thirty feet tall and lovely. Every Spring it exfoliates it's bark in large cork-like sheets. To me it looks very Japanese and I have started a project to make photographs like Japanese paintings and woodcuts. I will have to ask Lee, for the 500th time the exact name of the tree and report it here. I think it is related to the Eucalyptus but my memory is poor on the subject. There will be more f these as I take them.