St. Paul is in an urban forest: According to the city, we have over 500,000 trees.
The city has a landmark tree program and each year significant trees can be nominated to become landmark trees. The point of the program is to help us to appreiciate the trees and learn about them. This year I am taking pictures of the winners so that they can be put on the city web site and in a brochure. There are eight winners. Some are on public property, and others are on private property next to homes.
Some of the oldest trees in the city are in the city parks. Meet the Scotch Pine near Lake Como, above. It is on the south end of the park, between two bike paths. I have to say I understand why it was chosen to be a landmark tree.