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Old 06-17-2009, 01:56 PM   #16
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My favorite old tree:

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:38 PM   #17
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Queenie - gotta log-in says the link....
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:48 PM   #18
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Oh crumbs. How about this:
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:07 PM   #19
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Oh how marvellous. What a perfect pic-i-nic spot.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:19 PM   #20
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It's in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. They actually diverted the freeway around it.

(I'm a HUGE fan of the Bristlecones too, Bullitt. Oldest trees in the U.S. So noble.)
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:18 PM   #21
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This is a giant Banyan tree in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. I saw it when I was on vacation. It is amazing, but, hard to capture in a picture.

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World famous Banyan Tree - located in courthouse square - in the center of Lahaina -was brought to Maui from India when the tree was just eight feet tall!! It was planted in April, 1873 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Lahaina's first Christian mission. It is usually teeming with Mynah birds. It now stands over 60 feet high, has 12 major trunks in addition to a huge core. It stretches over a 200-foot area and shades 2/3 of an acre. It is one of the largest Indian Banyan trees in the world. You cannot easily photograph the entire tree!
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:23 PM   #22
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Wow. Just wow malone.
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:42 PM   #23
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4fingermalone, That sounds like a sexual act. "Hey, baby. What do you want to do tonight?" "Why don't you give me a 4fingermalone?"
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:07 PM   #24
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I saw that tree as well while there - it is truly majestic.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:40 PM   #25
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There's a house in town I've always called Spooky House, that I've always loved. It looks like the cover of a kid's ghost story book. There is a knobby tree in front of it, a large and strange thing, and once when the house was for sale I got the fact sheet and whoever bought it had to agree to keep the tree. I'll have to try to remember to take a picture of it sometime.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:22 PM   #26
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The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, according to legend Robin Hood and his merry men used to hide out in it's hollow trunk. Though that couldn't have been this tree as it's not old enough, or would have justa sapling. Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story, and tourism though

Interesting that the Angel Oak in the OP the branches touch the ground, you can The Major Oaks are supported, or they're weight would split the trunk.
Oh nice. I wish people would come around and prop up my parts as I get older.:p

BTW, it's "their weight would split the trunk".
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:31 PM   #27
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We have trees locally here called 'Moreton Bay Figs' which grow outwards like the ones above.

My kids love climbing on them.

Here's a pretty small one. They get much larger.

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Old 06-17-2009, 10:41 PM   #28
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That looks like something out of a fantasy movie
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:58 PM   #29
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Some of them are pretty spectacular that's for sure.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:52 AM   #30
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There are Moreton Bay figs in Adelaide's parklands and even around the cricket ground, at the back of the stand, providing shade for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of cricket watchers. I hope some are still there, there has been a fair bit of development.

ETA, google search indicates only a few token trees have been left, and the crowd now sit in the shade of the giant TV screen. But, I do love ancient gum trees.

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