I like this photo as it stands. 

I'd also like to see a scale photo … something with a person or a car next to 
the tree to get a feel for the tree's size. 


> On Oct 11, 2016, at 9:20 AM, 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

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