Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Alpine Arboretum

Yesterday Ed and I had a guided tour through Alpine's Peterson Arboretum, located at Ridge Road and 200 East. Harvey Hutchinson, who has been the impetus for the park, told us about the history (starting in the 90s) and identified the trees.

There are a lot of oak trees lining the trails. These were brought up from acorns in Springville, Utah.

This one came from an acorn fallen from the oak tree besides the well outside Carthage jail, in Illinois.

There are also some tall, skinny Columnar Oaks.

My favorite trees are the Giant Sequoias. I wonder how tall they will get?

By the stream bed there is a copse of silver poplars.

There is also an amazing covered bridge (with a Vermont slate-tiled roof) and an old milking barn.

To top it all off, there is a beautiful stature, entitled, "Run, Etta, Run" on the other side of the bridge. It is by Alpine's own famous sculpture, Dennis Smith.

If you want to read the story about Etta, take a stroll in the park and read the plaque!

1 comment:

  1. Looks lovely--you must take me next time I'm in SLC!