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Old 06-16-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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Angel Oak

This tree is estimated to be older than Ted Kennedy, even older than Colonial America. Wikipedia has the whole story. The branches on this baby are bigger around than most trees I see around here!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Oak



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Old 06-16-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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Beautiful.


Heres another old tree :P Approx 800 years. It's called Old Knobbly. Also an oak tree.

Smaller. And very knobbly :P
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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My favorite old trees: bristlecone pines

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Old 06-16-2009, 10:04 PM   #4
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Oh wow. Thats gorgeous!
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:07 PM   #5
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:09 PM   #6
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Yeah what else is new? :P
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:46 AM   #7
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Can you see the naked screaming crucified man in this photo?

I took this photo of a dead tree on Christmas Day 2001, in Namadgi National Park, Australia. Near a hill called Yankee Hat.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:44 AM   #8
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Yeah, I see him. Scary!
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:47 AM   #9
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Hi wombat! I lived in Canberra for a few years, and I've been hiking in Namadgi a fair bit. That's a pretty weird tree photo you've got there.
Say, if you like wombats and hiking, have you been out in the hills around Casurina Sands on the Murrumbidgee, around dusk? There used to be a big population of them out there, they would be quite active in the early evening and I had several sightings.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:59 AM   #10
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Hi ZenGum, Yes I've been there but only in the day not at dusk. I'll keep an eye out next time I'm there.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:59 AM   #11
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It looks like the tree man is enjoying it.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:11 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:14 PM   #13
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A tree with a walker? Who wood have thought it? Knot me. Must be a new branch of medicine.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:28 PM   #14
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You leaf me speechless shel.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:37 PM   #15
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That Robin Hood story rubs against the grain. Is there a splinter of truth in there anywhere? Anyone who believes it without checking first is a sap.
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