Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spindle Tree

Spindle Tree, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Apparently wood from this large shrub/small tree was used to make spindles in the past. It is a Euonymus closely related to our native Burning Bush but this species came from Europe. We have several growing wild on our property but this one was photographed on RBG grounds on one of the nature trails in the Hendrie Valley.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is a very interesting image! Must be a cool tree.