A few years back I blogged about this sweet tree...
.growing in a little park in beautiful downtown Alexandria.
When our town council decided to spruce up this little park, part of the plan was to cut down the catalpa.
In spring, this tree was not so glorious, but I started a Facebook page called "Save Our Catalpa" ...
...which over night garnered over 250 followers.
And you know what? The tree was saved from the chainsaw. Democracy in action.
And the little parkette is spruced up with annuals and looks all the better for having a few mature trees around it providing summer-needed shade.