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07/09/2013 at 15:04

AnyoneAnyone know what tree this is from?

It came from a tree in Denver City Park,USA, in April. They were all over the ground and the squirrels loved them.

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07/09/2013 at 16:38

No idea. You could try posting it on Gardenbuddies. The forum is mainly Americans they would know.  

07/09/2013 at 20:54

Thanks addict,, registered with them, but daft as I am, could not for the life of me find how to post a new thread.will try again tomorrow or maybe ask OH to have a look ( he already thinks I'm a bit sad to be using one forum..., but I don't do Facebook n twitter!)

08/09/2013 at 11:12

Good, it's finally on gardenbuddies, will let you know if I get a reply.

08/09/2013 at 13:05

They are lovely on there and some real experts. Sure they will know

08/09/2013 at 17:47

And the answer is .... Kentucky Coffee Tree !

08/09/2013 at 18:06

Oooo that sounds exotic....

08/09/2013 at 18:09

Are there any coffee beans in there?

08/09/2013 at 18:25

 

Companion planting is Kentucky Fried Chicken tree.

08/09/2013 at 19:32

This is what Wikipedia says;

The Kentucky Coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus,2] is a tree in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the midwest of North America. The seed may be roasted and used as a substitute for coffee beans; however, unroasted pods and seeds are toxic. The wood from the tree is used by cabinetmakers and carpenters.

From 1976 to 1994 the Kentucky coffeetree was the state tree of Kentucky, after which the tulip poplar was returned to that designation.

 

***......As we know it just isn't possible to SUBSTITUTE coffee so think it will be closer to Fried chicken myself! ***

 

08/09/2013 at 19:37

Wonder what all the argy bargy was with the tulip poplar?

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