Pea Trees

There's a bumper crop of pea pods on the redbud trees in Schenley Park.

Ten weeks ago the trees had delicate pink flowers and only a hint of leaves.

This month their trunks and branches are dripping with peas.

Normally the pods are hidden by the foliage but this year they're so prolific you can see them easily. Check the redbud trees on the right as you descend the stairs behind the Visitors' Center.

It's a good year for the pea trees.

(photos by Kate St. John)

2 thoughts on “Pea Trees

    1. The flowers & peas can be eaten by people but the pods are quite tough. I’m sure animals/birds eat the peas but I don’t know who.

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