The favorite Kwanzan Cherry of Evelyn in Summer 2015

Name(s)

> Evelyn

Tree species 

> Kwanzan Cherry

Location

 > It is in my front yeard near the end of my drive way.

Narrative

My Kwanzan Cherry tree has small, simple, green leaves. They grow alternately. Along the branches there are little yellowish-orange cherries. The Kwanzan Cherry tree's scientific name is Prunus serrulata. The tree branches off into three trunks towards the top. The bark is tough and doesn't peel off very easily. Some of the leaves are a little wilted and some are starting to change to a yellowish-green color. It is in my front yard on the right, near the end of my driveway. I like this tree because ever since I was little I've gone out there and climbed on it. I used to just sit there and talk with my brothers for hours on end. My parents have pictures my brothers and me climbing on it. We used to have a contest to see who could climb the highest. I've had so much fun with that tree and it would be so weird not to have that tree to go and hang out on. Trees play a big part in the cleaning of our environment. They absorb all of the nasty and toxic chemicals in our air. There is big pollution problem in a lot of the national parks. All of the cars and other objects that put off chemicals are polluting the air. In the Grand Canyon people have to get on a shuttle that belongs to the park if they want to go see the sunset on the west side of the canyon. If we maybe planted more trees and did our best to keep the air clean on our own, places like the Grand Canyon and Mammoth Cave would be even more fun than they already are because the air would be pollution free.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 804

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 19

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 63

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 24

 

Photography

  1. The favorite Kwanzan Cherry of Evelyn in Summer 2015