Friday, February 21, 2014

An Impressive Tree

A large bur oak stands in a section of forest where I am fortunate to routinely work. In 1926 a state forester called this tree the "Monarch of the Woods" - I must say I agree!  It is estimated to be nearly 400 years old!  Here are a couple of quick field sketches of the tree.

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1 comment:

  1. That looks like a beautiful old tree. Good that it is appreciated.


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