Smoke Trees

A Smoke Tree on Roop Street, Susanville.

There are a number of varieties of smoke trees which are known for their colorful foilage in the spring and fall. In addition, they are quite hardy, and once established need little care. The reason why bring up this topic, is that they were favorite with desert homesteaders. So when you are out and about in the desert country and you see a smoke tree indicates that at one time there was a homestead there, though the tree outlasted that person’s dream.


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  1. Smoke trees in the desert are one of my favorite things, I love the old beauties out at Restdale cemetery.

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