Crabby Appleton does not live here

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.

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