Date Photo Taken: March 30, 2012
Location: Duluth, GA
Posted By: kshupenia
In Duluth’s McDaniel Farm Park, I pass this tree every day. As you can see from the photo, it’s very tall (100′?) and when I took the photo in early April, the leafy branches were covered in very light, tiny flowers that smell exactly like lilacs, although they’re not together on a stem like a lilac flower, but dispersed along the branches. Every year I see the park maintenance staff remove the “child” trees beneath it, and every year more (2-3, 3-4′) grow within 10′ of the main tree and are dug up and (I assume) destroyed. I love the lilac scent but am puzzed what kind of tree smells like one, but only generates and sheds the tiny flowers – not stems of flowers like a lilac.