Marilyn Morris loves her southern magnolia located in the back yard of her recently purchased home on East Fourth Street in South Frankfort. She said she bought the tree and they threw the house in for free.
She estimates the tree to be over 100 years old. Magnolia grandiflora commonly known as southern magnolia is a large striking evergreen tree with dark green leaves and large fragrant white flowers. It can produce seed by 10 years of age.
Squirrels, opossums, quail, and turkey are known to eat the seeds.
Do you have a favorite tree? It can be featured as a tree of the week by completing a census form online through the County Extension Office webpage at: http://ces.ca.uky.edu/franklin/tree, or contact Betty Beshoar at 227-2695 for additional information. (photo submitted)