Within the arboretum of Lyndale park there is an area of Crabapple trees. Beginning in the 1970’s, and over decades, over 60 varieties of Crabapples were planted. I don’t know how many are still standing, but here are 45 of them. On one of my trips to the park board archives I found a list of these plantings. Unfortunately there is no corresponding map or legend that indicates which tree is which. Trying to match them will be an on-going project. In spring the flowers on these trees are amazing and some of the first we see. Now, a mushy carpet of fallen fruit scents the air with a lovely sickly-sweet smell of harvest time. I enjoy it and hope you like the pictures.
Crabby Appleton does not live here