Wonderful photo. Unfortunately without a person, or anything to give scale, in it the trunk only looks like about ten feet in circumference rather than diameter, that pathway next to it only looks a couple of feet wide.
On October 11, 2016 9:20:40 AM PDT, Paul Stenquist <pnstenqu...@mac.com> wrote: >This Rochester Hills, Michigan tree is said to be the largest Bebb Oak >in the United States. It measures about ten feet in diameter at its >base, and one of its weighty limbs rests on the ground. It >is estimated to be at least 250 years old, although that has never been >determined for certain, because common testing means might injure it. >Sometimes we’re so caught up in things, it’s hard to see the trees for >the forest. I must have driven by this massive tree dozens of times >since I arrived in Michigan and never noticed it. I only discovered it >after a lady friend, who arrived here from Italy just a dozen years ago >or so, pointed it out to me and asked if I would photograph it for her. >I finally did so this morning, just before sunrise. It’s on a busy >street, so my angles were limited. I cloned out a couple of street >signs and a bit of pavement. The tree predates them by hundreds of >years, so I figured its entitled to a clean environment. > >http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=18297169&size=lg >-- >PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List >PDML@pdml.net >http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net >to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and >follow the directions. -- Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse any swypos. http://red4est.com/lrc -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.