Think that one tree in your back yard may be dead? Concerned about an ailing tree in your front yard or sidewalk planting strip? Frustrated that there’s a healthy but humongous tree growing three feet from the foundation of your house?
Tree Watch member Ken Taber likes to call the overgrown, neglected corners of Inman Park — with their tangles of wisteria, privet, leatherleaf mahonia, thorny olive, tree of heaven, and other invasive plants — “snarls.” They look something like this:
And for physical activity, Ken likes nothing better than charging his battery-powered chainsaw and strapping on the holster of his handsaw for an afternoon of reducing Inman Park’s snarl problem.
Bob and Wendy Palmer Patterson’s yard at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Hurt Street in Inman Park is a plant lover’s paradise. See if you can identify the species of each of the three larger trees shown in this photo.
Send us your answer: common name and scientific name for each tree, please. (Hey, that’s what Google is for!) The first correct response gets a free Inman Park Tree Watch T-shirt!