1.03.2007

I have the privilige of living less than a mile from this beauty and I pass by its glory several times a week.

It is an English Elm. Estimated Age = 200 years , Circumference = 236 inches (19.6 feet) Height = 103 feet Average Crown Spread = 94 feet.

This tree's life was recently spared when the land around it was developed for residential houses. Now it is protected by the Park Commission.

Can you imagine living in the house that has this for a back yard view?

See another picture here.

8 comments:

Sandie said...

It is beautiful! The first thing that I thought of was all the history that tree has seen. It is almost as old (maybe as old) as our country. Not many things in this country are that old. We are always destroying the old to make way for the new.

SusansPlace said...

Wow. I love trees! YOu are fortuante to live in such a beautiful place and I get to experience vicariously. hehe

Susan

Dalissa 365 said...

I love trees. I wish I was better able to identify them. I am glad this one was preserved.

Ampersand said...

Lots of tree lovers here. Me too, I can fall in love with a tree...

Sandy said...

She's a beauty! I'm so glad for the opportunity to see it. I love the twists and turns of the branches and the blue sky behind it. Nice picture.

Rachel said...

I'm always tempted by a gorgeous tree, too. They're as beautiful in winter as summer, although my kids wonder why I gawk at and comment on nearly every big tree I see, even in winter. "It's just bare sticks, Mom." What do they know? "I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree..."

Rachel

Ampersand said...

Rachel, don't they look like they are reaching up and out to the heavens?

shane said...

I live in England and it is so sad for me to see this wonderful picture because before dutch Elm disease tree's this size were very common the classic hedgerow tree i have tow small English Elms in a large pot but becuase of dutch Elm i can not let them grow to big.Brighton on the south cost of England has the finest collection left with 2 veterans 250yrs old they are called the Preston park twins thanks for sharing this wonderful picture.