Dogwood Tree Bloom In The Croatan National Forest
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The bloom of a young dogwood tree, located in the Croatan National Forest along the Neusiok Trail, is centered in this photo surrounded by dark green leaves. The state flower of North Carolina, these trees with their lovely white blooms are quite striking when seen in the forest and in well manicured yards as landscape features. The hard, shock resistant wood of these beautiful trees was once used as shovel and axe handles as well as for the manufacture of farm implements. Legend has it that wood from the Dogwood was used to make the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. Having been horrified at its use, the tree that was once large, straight and tall became twisted and thin so as to never be used in that way again.
April 11th, 2021
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