The Center (http://www.thecenterpalos.org/) at Palos Park, IL hosted an Outdoor Women’s Retreat this summer. Tree stories were shared with some of the results below. Thank you Lois Lauer for sending these images.
In 1999, the Brazoria County Master Gardeners searched for large trees in our area, there were 38 winners. Our twin oak (a live oak) is a “legendary tree” it has been utilized for many years as a navigational map landmark on the San Bernard River, Brazoria, TX. The base of these old trees has a circumference of 22′ and has been a safe harbor for a number of critters and a favorite perch for owls.
Story and photo by John & Linda Matheson