We have one in the old back yard area of the old farm house that was here. I used to call it the bean tree, never knew the correct name. Funny seein this post, its the only one on this farm, the back yard used to have a variety of trees, mulberry bush, tree, some species of chestnut, the "Catalpa" or bean tree and hard Maple. The Catalpa seems to be quite old, the grain of the wood is interesting, it reminds me of Oak. This tree was damaged in a storm some years back, not too bad, but a sizeable limb that was sort of hanging, I did not cut off the whole thing, for whatever reason, sure is healthy, what grew back, totally hides what happened, I will have to save the wood off it to make something. Flowers are nice on it, nice aroma.