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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Imagine a 40-year battle over a state tree

Yes, that happened here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

A history of the battle Tulip Poplar vs. Kentucky Coffee Tree can be found on the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website.

Yes, we're a bunch of cantankerous cusses. What can I say? Personally I fall on the coffee tree side of the debate. After all, it's endangered and is poisonous if the seeds aren't prepared right. You have to love that. :) The seeds remind me a little of buckeyes (Ohio's tree). Although tulip poplars, not a poplar at all but related to magnolias, are fine trees, too.


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