Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Tree

Possibly 1,500 years old... As in it first popped out of the ground in 510 A.D.
Crazy talk.


Image source.

Some info.

5 comments:

Ghostsoldier said...

Damn, that's awesome....we've got one around here, but it's only about 250 years old...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_Oak_%28Jacksonville,_Florida%29
Rob

Jon said...

Wow...that is beautiful.

Jeano Roid said...

I love old trees - occasionally you'll find the monsterous pre-historic Tennessee pin oak in these parts but the limestone base here doesn't provide as much in the way of root space as you'd find in the northeast etc. They tend to fall over before getting into that old-growth stage. Loves me some southern Live-oaks..

Pam Morris said...

I love old stuff (like myself, for example...ha!). I was fortunate to be able to live in europe for @ 8 years and made every opportunity to see the ruins of just about everything! (even took a horse-riding trek around Stonehenge!) that tree has seen so much-I like to imagine all the people that have been in contact with it and wonder what like was like for them...

The Captain said...

Thats is beautiful. Its my new wallpaper too