We had our annual visit to the LA County Fair today and did have a lot of fun. Last year I saw that they had removed one of the 2 Curly leaved Willow trees on the Fairplex property. Today I went to go see the one left by the First Aid building to find a new building there and NO TREE! See my 2011 post about this tree here: Willow I am so mad at them for this. I couldn't even find the name of this tree searching the internet! Didn't they know what rare trees these were!!!!!!! I guess NOT!
THANK GOODNESS I was able to root cuttings and have 2 of them growing, one I just planted in the ground 2 weeks ago, the other is still in a pot. I know it was a little early to plant(since it's still freakin' HOT here). But I moved the pot disturbing the roots. It then pouted and dropped a BUNCH of leaves. I cut it back and thought I better get it in the ground before I lose it!
LA County Fairgrounds has been around since 1922. Who knows how old those trees were. It is such a shame to see them gone :-( But I am so happy to have mine :-)