Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My favorite tree



I love trees. I love every kind of tree. I even like photos of trees especially black and white ones with just a single tree in the photo. I like big trees, I like planting little whips in the spring. Hundreds of them. One year my dad and I were stupid enough to plant 16,000 of them in three days with a machine. That was the dumbest thing I've ever done. But also one of the smartest in the long run.

This tree has always been around. It is our last American Elm in our 'at home' pasture for our cattle. Its Vase-shaped trunk with elegantly weeping-like branches makes for an amazing tree. I hope it lasts many more years with us here as it provides beauty for me and shade for the cows. A truly majestic tree worthy of notice.

2 comments:

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Elms are my favorite tree. Sadly, Dutch Elm's Disease hit my neighborhood pretty hard. Your tree is gorgeous though. I hope it lives dozens and dozens more years.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I love trees, too; even bare-naked winter trees! That one is beautiful....

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