Fabaceae, Legume Family
- Location: West of clock, with memorial marker
- Height: 3.8 m
- Circumference: .4m
- Reconition Features: Broad, simple, alternating, heart shaped leaves. Smooth dark brown to gray bark.
- Historical Notes: Redbud is sometimes referred to as Judastree, because it was believed that Judas Iscariot hanged himself on a branch of this tree. Redbud's showy red flowers come out before the leaves. In the fall, this tree becomes distinctive because its leaves turn bright yellow. The bark of this tree has been used to treat dysentery. The flowers can be put into salads or fried. Various animals eat the seeds, and bees use the nectar to produce honey (Peattie 1964).
This tree has been designated as a Denison Memorial Tree in memory of Janet Wells - Class of 1993- from her loving friends.
This tree reduces atmospheric carbon by 93 lbs per year! It also conserves 28 kilowatt/hours of energy by cooling its surroundings.