Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Mighty Oak

Driving by the Arboretum today, I noticed for the very first time, this immense tree. How I have missed it all these times I don't know for it is placed quite close to the road. I was so taken with it that I stopped the car to have a closer look.

The tag on the tree identifies it as Quercus bebbianna. As you can see, the limbs spread so far horizontally, this one has to be supported.

The photos cannot truly give the sense of this oak's magnitude, not even with the bench included for scale. When you see it in person, the branches just seem to extend forever. A mighty oak indeed.

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