Mary Beth, Maggie, Max, and their favorite honey locust near Christ the King School, April 2015 (K. Leonard)

Name(s)

> Mary Beth, Maggie, and Max

Tree species 

> Honey locust, Gleditsia triacanthos

Location

 > Christ the King School

Narrative

We picked the honey locust tree because it is a source of beauty. The tree is also a great source of shade when it is scorching hot outside. People enjoy this tree most on field day when they need to take a break from the sun after running a race. When you first see the tree you notice how tall it is and how it is full of beautiful green leaves. In the winter the green, orange, and brown leaves fall off and the glistening snow covers the various shapes and sizes of the limbs. I wonder what it would be like to live in the priests' house and look out the window to see the tree with beautiful birds, colorful leaves, and blooming flowers. This honey locust has survived some of the worst winters in Lexington. This tree holds many memories from field day to kids swinging on the branches on the weekends. It is a good idea to be adopting it to make sure it stays alive for a long time.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 2120

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 75

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 364

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 81

 

Photography

  1. Mary Beth, Maggie, Max, and their favorite honey locust near Christ the King School, April 2015 (K. Leonard)