The biggest tree

big tree 5

The latest post at Via Negativa, Living large, discusses the largest rock and the largest tree on the property, both located in the southwest corner of our border with I-99. I also uploaded a photoset to Flickr, Down in the corner.

I’m a little abashed that I don’t have a measurement for the tree. My dad had a brief enthusiasm for tree measuring some ten years ago, and recorded the breast-height circumference of many of the largest trees on the property. Unfortunately, he now can’t find the list. Whether or not it ever turns up, it would be interesting to go back and re-measure all our big trees sometime this winter. It occurs to me, though, that I ought to try and get ahold of a GPS unit so I can record the location of each tree. I could photograph them at the same time — another reason to do this in the winter, when the woods are so much lighter and tree architecture so much more visible.



About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several books of poetry, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my long-running literary blog Via Negativa, where I'm currently creating erasure poems from every entry of the Diary of Samuel Pepys. I'm also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a blog showcasing the best poetry videos on the web.

Posted on October 16, 2007, in trees. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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