The canopy is wide and dense. It’s base is broad and strong.
The bark was rough and even and gentle to the touch.
It was a wonderful place to escape too and enjoy the shade.
Whether you are young or old there is something about wondering around in the woods that is always exciting.
A man came to the door one day
and said he would be logging the land next to us, would we mind if he looked at our trees?
Our wood lot is deep with leaves and free of brush.
The man choose 43 trees and one was the old Oak.
We walked up to see if we wanted to go through with the logging.
The old oak did have some dead branches at the top and the ash trees would soon fall victim to the “Emerald Ash Borer” that is killing trees in our area.
Some may not like logging but there is a need for wood.
They did an efficient job removing the trees and now we have an abundant amount of firewood to keep us warm.
It may have changed the landscape but not the beauty.
The oak was estimated at being 110 years old, it may be gone now but there are plenty of young ones to take its place.
Losing those few trees created more light for the young trees to grow for the next generation. Now that’s a good thing!