Dear 100 Hour Board,
I am engaged, and in considering our upcoming bridal pictures, I have realized that my absolute favorite location would be in the middle of a weeping willow tree. Unfortunately, all of the weeping willow trees I know of are at home in Wisconsin; my fiance and I live in Provo.
I have been searching on the internet, and watching for trees while driving, but I have not found any weeping willow trees in Provo yet! I am starting to despair that we will find the right location in time for the photography. We would be willing to drive out of Provo area: Orem, Springville, Lehi... anywhere that we can find some beautiful weeping willow trees!
Can you help me 100 Hour Board??? I have a lot of respect for all of your research abilities, and this problem is definitely a unique one!
-In Need Of Help!
Dear in need,
You're in luck; Provo has weeping willows. Head down to the intersection of Provo's Center Street with Geneva Road. Go north on Geneva a few blocks until you hit the Provo River Parkway bike trail. Once on the bike trail, head west toward Utah Lake. I didn't have time to check this out for this answer, but if my memory serves me, there are some gorgeous willows along the river next to the bike path. If my memory has failed me, at least I was able to verify the existence of one willow here (on Geneva between 3rd and 4th North).
- Eliot Rosewater
P.S. If there are none at this location to your liking, do some driving around the lake (especially the southeast side) and river; there are bound to be some willows there.
Dear In Need of Help,
Since the weeping willow is my favorite tree, I feel inclined to point out that they're water-loving trees, which is most likely the reason why they're quite rare in Utah. I'm guessing the trees Eliot's pointed out for you were planted there on purpose and are probably quite smaller than what you're used to seeing back home. Still, such things don't make them any less beautiful, right?
I have a few weeping willows in my front yard and I would be more than happy to let you take pictures in front of them, however, I currently live on the east coast.