Friday, September 9, 2016

Tulip Poplar -- Indiana State Tree

This little tree in front of the library is in its second year of life.  It started as a seedling in home landscaping in the spring of 2015 and was transplanted to the library in June.  This wouldn't normally be an ideal time to move a tree, but it was a wet June and the tree settled right in and shot up.

In the fall of 2015 tragedy struck.  The tree was somehow broken off within a few inches of the ground.  Rather than pulling it out, library staff left it as a placeholder for another tree in another year.

In the spring of 2016 the little stub of a tree grew leaves.  It was alive!  But then it was broken off again and left again as just a stub.

Now it's September and look what we have!  This "well-pruned" tree is almost five feet tall and full of life!

There may be a reason other than its good looks that the Tulip Poplar was selected as the Indiana state tree.  It truly is at home here.  One could even say it grows like a weed.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Back to school time.

Thank you to all who participated in the summer events at the library!

Monday, July 4, 2016

WonderLab Is Returning!

WonderLab from Bloomington will once again be presenting a science program at The Barn tied to the summer theme.  This year's program is scheduled for Thursday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m.  Just remember 7/7 @ 7!