Hello, Been reading on this site for a while now and doing quite a bit of learning in the process. Finally decided to register and thought I would show off my old Magnolia tree. We acquired the house about 5 years ago, which had been a school from 1918-1931. From talking with the original owner, his parents may have planted this tree sometime around 1940. He can't remember a time in his life when it wasn't there. Obviously, you can tell the tree had been allowed to just grow however it would like to. I know you're not supposed to prune a Magnolia, although it would be nice to clean up the bottom a bit as you can't even see the trunk. I believe it's of the Saucer hybrid, but not sure on the variety. It blooms very early in the season, usually while there is still threat of frost. Right now, it is about to bloom for a second time, and will probably do so next week. There's about a half dozen blooms on it right now. Anyways, Enjoy!