500 year old oak

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500 year old oak

Postby celtartgirl » 17 Jul 2017, 14:38

I had an opportunity to visit a nearby park yesterday with 2 oak trees that are over 500 years old. Now I understand a sacred grove! This hiking trail also had a 'tunnel' made of 150 year old osage orange trees--originally planted as a fence-row.
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Re: 500 year old oak

Postby DaRC » 17 Jul 2017, 21:07

Yes it is always humbling to be around an ancient tree :)

Mind you looking at your pic of the Osage Orange trees it's also nice to be at the beginning too. One of our local landowners planted a few years ago a similar row, but of Alder trees, either side of the public footpath that leads from the small stream (known as a bourne) past his farm.
What makes me Druid happy is he knows the root of our village name which comes from the Anglo-Saxon for the "Bourne by the Alders"
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Re: 500 year old oak

Postby Erica » 18 Jul 2017, 05:42

These pictures are so beautiful! :boggle: Thank you for sharing them! I'm not sure if it's my shamanistic background or what, but I love tree tunnels. They always make me think of gateways to the Otherworld!
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Re: 500 year old oak

Postby celtartgirl » 18 Jul 2017, 14:53

Yes, DaRC! What a great tribute to the past and an inheritance for the future.

Erica--that is sort of the feeling I had when walking through the tunnel. The picture only shows about 1/3 of the whole, as it turned a corner just past halfway (making the feeling of an otherworldy entrance even stronger).
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Re: 500 year old oak

Postby shirley mclaren » 18 Jul 2017, 15:59

I had a wonderful experience some years ago while visiting the ancient yews in Kingley Vale.
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Re: 500 year old oak

Postby Erica » 14 Aug 2017, 19:09

Erica--that is sort of the feeling I had when walking through the tunnel. The picture only shows about 1/3 of the whole, as it turned a corner just past halfway (making the feeling of an otherworldy entrance even stronger).
That must have been amazing! I love liminal spaces like that where your hairs stand up and you can feel the presence of something old and wise.
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Re: 500 year old oak

Postby winterfire » 15 Aug 2017, 07:14

Wonderful to visit ancient trees, and also young ones you know will (hopefully) be there when you're long gone. And yes, there's just something powerful about a tree tunnel for me too. Thank you for sharing.


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