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6 On the other side of the path, in a tangle of yellow Dune sunflowers, Trailing blue porterweed, and bright red Tropical sage, stand two wonderful island canopy trees, each of which was about half this size when planted a few years ago. On the left is the Gumbo-limbo, with its multicolor trunk and decorative, peeling bark. It is native from here to Venezuela. A couple of decades from now, it could reach 40-60 ft in height, and those branches will be two feet in diameter. On the right is the Sugarberry, with its tousled top of bright spring green leaves, also headed for that height. It is native from this area north to Indiana. Together they are a visual definition of the island's locality.

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