Where is my family?
May 7, 2009 1:39pm CST
I am sitting here looking all around me and can not see any direct relatives of mine. I see shirttail relatives yes. But direct blodd relatives are not to be found near me. This photo is from the Nature Center I walked through Wednesday. This is a lone White Birch tree standing tall amongst elms, maples and other birch trees etc. Ever see one odd tree than stands alone in a forest full of trees? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• United States
8 May 09
Hun, we have a tree in Austin that is a LONG way from home, it is, I believe, an Italian Pine that grew from a cone that fell from packing of Italian marble at a headstone carver's that used to be located on the site. of course I can't FIND any thing on line about it, but I used to live close to this beautiful tree - wish I could find a pix for ya
17 May 09
Yes, often and it's usually an oak tree. It's unusual to have a lone birch tree but then I guess animals and the wind scatter the seeds. Oak trees often grow on their own in woodland. I don't know why that is, but maybe the same applies to the acorns. Squirrels probably drop them when gathering them for the winter. Brightest Blessings.
• Etowah, Tennessee
12 May 09
It's funny to think of the many ways solitary plants/trees can get deposited so far from their parent plants. I have never noticed tres that are alone in their surroundings but have had many a plant spring up in unusual places fra from others of their kind. Also have had some plants to just pop up in my beds that were never planted. lol