Friday, November 5, 2010

The Tenacity of Trees

Trees have a fortitude to overcome obstacles that obstruct their growth.
I've found a few strange ones on the ranch.
This is a burl.
Burls are tree growths where the grain has grown in a deformed manner.

This tree was wrapped by a vine, but continued to grow.

This tree was part of a fenceline.

This one is also growing around the wire fence.

This tree has a deformed root which looks like a burlap sack sitting at its base.

This group of sassafras trees have strange cracks and bulges in the bark.
I'm not sure what caused it.  Any ideas?

1 comment:

Carole Barkett said...

great post, these trees are amazing it's a good lesson for us