The favorite American hornbeam of Will and Hannah in October 2016

Name(s)

> Will and Hannah

Tree species 

> American hornbeam

Location

 > University of Kentucky main campus

Narrative

The American hornbeam tree we found is a small but very interesting species. The tree is in its mature form at about 20-30 ft tall. Currently it has green leaves but as fall approaches the leaves will turn yellow-orange as typically of other trees. Our tree has some curvy edges, which means it would be a great climbing tree for any child or adult if you're into that. This tree to us reminds us a time in our life when climbing trees at our grandparents homes in Kentucky was a norm. The days of running in the leaves and hanging upside down show us a glimpse to our childhoods and remind us of home. To us this is our reminiscing tree.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 4183

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 80

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 321

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 68

 

Photography

  1. The favorite American hornbeam of Will and Hannah in October 2016