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Kentucky Color: Citizen's Park mulberry trees
By Billy Joe Fudge
The first greeter besides gravel and grass at Citizen's Park is this beautiful, soft green and yellow Mulberry. In fact, the second tree is Mulberry as well. Unfortunately, it is not a native Red mulberry but is Paper mulberry and like White and Black mulberries, is an exotic.
Paper mulberry has been here for years and spreads quite readily. However, there are many invasive species of plants which are much more damaging to our native, naturally regenerated tree species and native plants than Paper mulberry.
Obviously, considering it's name, the inner bark can be used to make high quality paper and, according to my reading, it has been used to make cloth as well.
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