America’s got wood


The French have their poodle cut gardens and the English have lovely and delicate roses. But in America, we skipped right from flowers and plants to trees. The botany students at Michigan State University manage 750 acres in southeastern Michigan around Hidden Lake, the remains of a glacier.

To help explain the story how a glacial Lake forms, these brides, all married at Hidden Lake, were kind enough to reenact the process.

This bride represents the receding glacier while her bridesmaids stand in for the large blocks of ice left behind that will eventually feed the lake.

Once the glacier is gone you are left with till, which is just rough rocky uneven soil, which these bridesmaids honor with their hairdos.


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