I don’t know the name of a tree
I have been looking at a particular tree in various yards in Albuquerque, New Mexico for years! 🙂 I have always lovingly referred to them as “hobbit trees,” because I have absolutely no idea what they are.
They are medium-sized, with very thick trunks with lots of knobs and the like. The branches grow out of these knobs in narrower shoots, and the broad leaves create a canopy that is so dense the patch of shade has absolutely no streams of sunlight whatsoever. The branches and leaves have a rounded look to them, almost like what you woud expect to see in children’s drawing of trees. They have an almost whimsical feel, and I always pictured them in the hobbits’ forests growing up, hence the nickname I have given them. 🙂
I would love to find out what this tree is; I have heard some individuals refer to it as an umbrella tree, but the pictures I’ve been able to find do not look quite right. Now that I have my own home, I want to know what kind of tree it is, and do proper research to make sure that I could provide the proper conditions in which it will thrive. 🙂
It is my hope that you can help me find out what my “hobbit tree” is. 🙂 I would greatly appreciate it.