In praise of really big trees — 3 Comments

  1. Thanks very much for that! My mother recently harvested her garden full of tomatoes before the winter really set in, and I find myself the proud owner of two or four buckets worth! Of course I couldnt eat them all like that, but I did find a website full of tons more tomato recipe there. A website dedicated the topic!! Crazy what you can find on the internetz these days!!

  2. I totally agree with you. I get so much enjoyment out of our large trees; it’s like they’re living history. I’m not a “tree hugger” as we cut firewood and make lumber, but if you’ve never put your cheek up to the trunk of a really big tree, you’re missing a lot in life!

  3. Isn’t it a shame when some people move out on the land, they see big trees as an obstacle to be tackled instead of embraced. When we found our land 18 years ago and found our big beech tree, my husband and I were like two kids. It’s trunk is 6 feet across! Looking at all the initials carved into it really makes you realize how much history has gone on before us. When we put our new driveway in, we asked that it be curved around the tree so as to protect the root zone, even though it added to the bill. Every time a storm comes through, and she loses a limb, it’s like I’ve lost one too! It’ll be a sad, sad day when the old lady finally comes down.