Sunday Tree – 420

Oak Tree.jpgHere is my contribution to Becca’s Sunday Trees challenge. This may very well be the oldest tree in Annapolis, Maryland. Maryland was once home to the famous Wye Oak, not to be confused with the Indi rock band of the same name. The Wye Oak, found in Talbot County was the oldest oak tree in the United States, perhaps all of North America. It was the state tree of Maryland from 1941 until its death in 2002. It was killed by a severe storm. Believed to be at least 460 years old at the time of its destruction, I can’t help but wonder if it was an early casualty of climate change?

Published by Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar.

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