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  • I know that smell! I lived in FQ for one year in 1992. BBAU (Booya back at U).
     
    Isabeau d' Anjou said:

    The French Quarter when it rains! The whole neighbourhood is made of Cedar. It's amazing. Some visitors have complained about the way the FQ smells. Mike Ditka was hired to be the coach for the Saints. He brought his wife to the Quarter. These are the type of people that attract paparazzi and Mrs. Ditka made a statement to the Times-Picayune Sports journalist that we needed to do something about, "the stench." They were out of Louisiana within the month.
    I can't tell you how the trees smell in Chicago, but, It's home to me when I smell Cedar, especially when it's wet. Booya!

    Isa

  • The French Quarter when it rains! The whole neighbourhood is made of Cedar. It's amazing. Some visitors have complained about the way the FQ smells. Mike Ditka was hired to be the coach for the Saints. He brought his wife to the Quarter. These are the type of people that attract paparazzi and Mrs. Ditka made a statement to the Times-Picayune Sports journalist that we needed to do something about, "the stench." They were out of Louisiana within the month.
    I can't tell you how the trees smell in Chicago, but, It's home to me when I smell Cedar, especially when it's wet. Booya!

    Isa

  • Fresh pine scent after a summer rain.  Smell of sweet Magnolias in the spring!

  • STUNNING! I hope the little tiny one we planted on DNRC grounds a few years ago eventually grows into someting like this. thanks Keith!

    Keith Wood said:

    Jamie, got to know fringetree a bit last year when the City of Pueblo had us measure one for champ status. It is a very large tree for a Chionanthus so we think it might be Chinese fringetree (Chionanthus retusus).

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  • The linden in my front yard can be intoxicating (to me and the bees) some years!

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  • Jamie, got to know fringetree a bit last year when the City of Pueblo had us measure one for champ status. It is a very large tree for a Chionanthus so we think it might be Chinese fringetree (Chionanthus retusus).

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  • I would love to see a picture of what the White Fringe Trees look like as a mature tree ... if you get the chance sometime. :)

    C C said:

    One of my favorite smelling blossoming tree is the White Fringe Tree, Chionanthus virginicus.  The first spring I lived at my current home, more than 14 years ago, I smelled a faint but lovely "cotton candy" smell coming from the woods.  I discovered only 75 ft from my house an area with about a dozen of these small, leggy trees under the mature oak canopy, topped by their fragrant and feathery panicles.  I look forward to their repeat performance each year. 

  • One of my favorite smelling blossoming tree is the White Fringe Tree, Chionanthus virginicus.  The first spring I lived at my current home, more than 14 years ago, I smelled a faint but lovely "cotton candy" smell coming from the woods.  I discovered only 75 ft from my house an area with about a dozen of these small, leggy trees under the mature oak canopy, topped by their fragrant and feathery panicles.  I look forward to their repeat performance each year. 

  • Although hundreds upon hundreds of Russian-olives were removed from riparian areas by me and my crew's saws in the 90's, I have to admit I loved the smell of their flowers in May!



  • Nick Kuhn said:

    Ponderosa pine forests in the afternoon

    excellent... just excellent

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