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Tipu Tree is a Brute, But the Flower are Beautiful

Tipuana tipu, rendered using Pic Joiner iPhone app. 
Photo/Illustration: Billy Goodnick
Tipuana tipu, rendered using Pic Joiner iPhone app. 
Photo/Illustration: Billy Goodnick

Tipuana tipu is a tree I’d never use in a residential garden, due to its huge proportions and very aggressive surface roots. But I have to say the fallen flowers make a gorgeous scene (on someone else’s property), like this golden carpet a block down the road from me. 

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