Giant Tree

28 May

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I took a picture of this giant Oak Tree at the entrance of one of my fields today. It is at least six feet in diameter and would have yielded a lot of lumber in the past. There once was a house at this site, but it is gone now. It makes me wonder about history, how many people have sat under it’s shade and what stories could it tell if it could only talk. But this tree has seen better days. It has been struck by lightning and hit by cars, burned by fires, attacked by insects and ravaged by disease but it still keeps hanging on. Like most things in nature, our number one instinct is just to survive. So like this old Oak Tree, let’s keep hanging on and survive as long as we can. Better days are ahead!

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2 Responses to “Giant Tree”

  1. Phyllis (N/W Jersey) May 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Love that tree! We have one on our place, too. We call it “The Old Gnarly Tree”. If you look up at the trunk at a certain angle, you can see the outline of an Indian. We will never cut it down; but instead, let Nature take her time on this old beauty.

    • doublebhomestead May 28, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

      Sometimes these old trees hang on for a long time. As long as they are not a danger to fall on someone or something I say let them keep hanging on.

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