Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sycamore Row

Well, it's official. The nomination I submitted last March to The Cultural Landscape Foundation's 2010 Every Tree Tells a Story was accepted, along with several other nominations from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Once I did the research to discover the story behind these magnificent trees, I could not ignore an opportunity to spread the word about this linear cultural landscape...altho I never dreamed this lil' old designed landscape in Ames, IA would be selected.

I hope the good citizens of Ames and the Iowa State University family take the time for a short stroll alongside these old beauties. There are 50 in all (with some replacements). They run from behind the Hub (1); past the old Landscape Architecture building (a row of about 7; on past the power plant (1); along the south side of the Cy-Ride bus barn (another long row); then all the way to Squaw Creek (two more long segments). The Sycamores deserve a little recognition. I promise, you will not be disappointed!
top foto from Parks Library, Special Collections, ISU, Ames, IA; bottom foto from dlcooper