bae at cs.toronto.edu (Beverly Erlebacher) wrote in message news:<2003Jul20.181552.3642 at jarvis.cs.toronto.edu>...
> Sounds like a catalpa, although the Kawartha Lakes are far beyond its
> natural range. According to Hosie (Native Trees of Canada) they don't
> occur here. I've seen a number of large specimens in Toronto, so
> perhaps someone planted the ones you saw, and they are hardier than one might expect.
You are absolutely right. I did a search on-line to see some photos,
and this is exactly what it is. Perhaps the cottage owner planted
Thanks so much.