The local Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) is a tree and it is often found along the Grand Valley Trail near the Grand River. Read about Hackberries at Wikipedia. This unusual specimen has added character because some city workers trimmed a couple of limbs. I noticed this special tree during a group hike along the Walter Bean Grand River Trail. It is located on a paved path just outside the clubhouse at the Doon Valley Golf Course. The tree is at approximately coordinates 43.394611,-80.396468 ... you can see two trees to the right (east) of the path in the Google Maps Satellite view.
Meet Henrietta Hackberry
Links to more pictures:
Snowstools | A "Pileated" White Pine | Red Trillium Variant at Huron Natural Area | Snowshoe at rare Charitable Research Reserve 2014 | A Story of Two Amulrees & The Highland Clearances | The Swamp Crew | Tynemouth Hooligans | "Wild Turkeys" | Hackberry | Turk's-cap Lily | Snowshoeing at Petersburg Tract 2015 | Niagara Glen | Massasauga rattlesnake | We Hiked the Bruce Trail In Small Doses | Frogs Croaking at Huron Natural Area | Female flower of Black Pine | Canada Goose Nesting | Red-Tailed Hawks | Snapping Turtle | Thistles & Tongue Twister ... more to follow .