Tree Talk

April 2011
New York State Conservationist;Apr2011, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p27
The article focuses on the stories of the Scythe Tree and Balmville Tree. The Scythe Tree in Waterloo, New York is a balm of Gilead and is a famous historical treasure. Its story involves a young farmer boy, James Wyman Johnson. The Balmville Tree is the oldest eastern cottonwood tree in the U.S. The legend behind it is narrated. Efforts by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and locals of New York to protect it are discussed.


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