Monday, July 15, 2013

Postcards from Newport: Trees

While Newport's turn-of-the-century socialites were busy overdecorating their mansions, their landscape architects and gardeners were planting expensive trees. Newport has an amazing collection of big, old trees, especially "specimen" varieties, like the beautiful weeping and copper beeches below:




This isn't a very healthy tree but its roots are amazing:



Here's what happens when you plant the right tree too close to an iron fence:


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