Kousa dogwood also know as Cornus kousa is a disease resistant dogwood and grows 20 to 35 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide. It is vase-shaped with white or yellowish-white bracts which look like flowers. It's edible fruits are light red in color and green leaves turn purplish-red in fall.
The Stochmal's house, built some 50 years earlier by Cas Stochmal's father, gets reinvigorated with a well-deserved upgrade. As a tribute to the home's history and the care that went into the structure years before, a section at the top and center of the new walkway is fashioned from bricks that were part of the home's original hand-laid brick walk. Cas' cherished stone lions were also preserved and incorporated into the newly designed front entrance.