Pom Pon Trees
This morning on a walk with Joan, I was very frightened by what Joan called an "art installation." What I saw was a dark round unnatural ball (Joan says a big pom pom but I don't know what that is --she said I'd have to go to high school football games to know) on top of a tree. It freaked me out. I stopped and crouched and looked suspiciously of it. Then we kept walking but they kept appearing and I was not comfortable with them. Joan will take a picture to share the next time we are there.
These are located along W. River Road between Franklin and 25th St. It is an art installation that is supposed to highlight buckthorn - an invasive European brush/shrub/tree that is clogging up our native areas like along the river. The buckthorn doesn't allow the native plants to live which is not a good thing. People use this plant because it grows fast but the birds and wind move the seeds to the river and there it goes crazy growing.
Maybe you should go see the art installation and let me know if the pom pom trees freak you out! I think I'm okay with them now but....