Friday, September 12, 2008

Leaning Cherry

The Christian Naturalist's entry about trees leaning for light reminded me of this Black Cherry tree (Prunus serotina) on my property. You are looking at the central trunk of the tree. It must extend out a good 30 feet from the edge of the wood and the trunk is around 8 inches in diameter at the base. It has required some branch pruning underneath so as to allow me to mow under it.

1 comment:

Scott said...

It is amazing the lengths a tree will go to get light. Then as the tree grows all the weight is not supported by the bowl of the tree, because it is growing off to the side.

Christian Naturalist