Oak Tree

When I moved to Florida nine years ago, in August 2010, one of the first things I did was take a scenic 13-mile bicycle ride that passes through various parks in the area. This tree was one of the highlights. Located in Bulow Creek State Park, it is known as the Fairchild Oak, and according to some estimates, it is 2,000 years old. As far as I know, it is still standing. But a lot of other beautiful old trees that were here when I moved here, are no more. Mostly casualties of “development.”

There are parts of the world where it is customary to build roads and buildings around old trees, rather than cut them down.

Do you have a favorite tree? This is one of mine.