As you read this message, Cercis canadensis, commonly called Forest Pansy Redbud, is in bloom. This native tree is particularly noted for its stunning pea-like rose colored flowers which are currently in bloom on the bare branches of this tree. While you will find these trees located on both campuses, of particular note is a group of three Redbud trees that were planted last fall, along Medford Leas Way, in the Bridlington neighborhood. Marcia Shearer donated these trees in memory of her husband, our resident Charles Shearer, who passed in 2012. Thank you Marcia for choosing to honor your husband with this gift to our Arboretum.