Tree of the Month: Parrotia persica
Every month I will do a tree of the month. Why? Because what would the art be without the trees. This months tree is the Parrotia persica or Persian ironwood. Now I'm no tree expert but with a little help and research, there is a wealth of information about trees. Thanks to the Missouri Botanical Garden website's plant finder I found that the Persian Ironwood is a native of Northern Iran, Caucaus and can grow 20-40' tall. I took the picture below of a Persian ironwood at the wonderful Stephen F. Austin State Universite Gardens.