Saturday, January 9, 2010

Interesting news story about 240 year old Tree

Who doesn't love trees?

They are the center of our childhood days that allowed us to climb higher and farther, away from the troubles of those long summer days!

I came across this article of a tree that was at least 240 years old. This magnificent piece of history had been cared for by a gentleman who is 101! This poor tree has seen its days, and is slated for removal due to a devastating disease that the gentleman had tried to keep at bay for this tree since 1956.

I normally would not promote a news story, but I became more intrigued by the article considering that the tree is going to be recycled in a unique way. I cannot wait to read more about the by-products which will be produced by local artists in the area that this tree has resided. Enjoy the article and tell me what you think!

Hope everyone is enjoying winter and have a safe evening!

1 comment:

Frances said...

Wow! Thanks for posting this article. First I got goose bumps, then tears.

What a neat gentleman, and I applaud the town for coming up with terrific ideas on keeping Herbie alive in art, salad bowls, etc....

Hope you're over the flu bug!