Introduction: Two Trees 1 1. The St. Joe Oak: Finding Venerable Trees 5 2. The Woodford Groves: The Bluegrass Today 17 3. The Llama Tree: Venerable Trees in the Nashville Basin 35 4. Venerable Tree Species 47 5.
Author: Tom Kimmerer
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
When the first settlers arrived in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, they found an astonishing landscape of open woodland grazed by vast herds of bison. Farmers quickly replaced the bison with cattle, sheep, and horses, but left many of the trees to shade their pastures. Today, central Kentucky and central Tennessee still boast one of the largest populations of presettlement trees in the nation, found in both rural and urban areas. In Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass, Tom Kimmerer showcases the beauty, age, size, and splendor of these ancient trees and the remaining woodland pastures. Documenting the distinctive settlement history that allowed for their preservation, Kimmerer explains the biology of Bluegrass trees and explores the reasons why they are now in danger. He also reveals the dedication and creativity of those fighting to conserve these remarkable three-hundred- to five-hundred-year-old plants—from innovative, conscientious developers who build around them rather than clearing the land to farmers who use lightning rods to protect them from natural disasters. Featuring more than one hundred color photographs, this beautifully illustrated book offers guidelines for conserving ancient trees worldwide while educating readers about their life cycle. Venerable Trees is an informative call to understand the challenges faced by the companions so deeply rooted in the region's heritage and a passionate plea for their preservation.
ANCIENT YEW - TREES . ... the past are literally crumbling away , without having their places occupied by patural successors , which one would wish to be the case , many interesting particulars being recorded of these venerable trees .
Illustrated by a Comparison with Other Noted Trees, Ancient and Modern Joseph Otis Williams. thought ? " He stepped forward , and with a ... But still another interesting event of by - gone times is connected with this venerable tree .
... Sir John Rous , was preserved when a party of Roundheads came down to Henham with a warrant for his arrest , by his lady concealing him in the hollow trunk of a venerable tree , known by the name of the · Henham Hill Oak .
The only man who ever had honesty enough to attack the tree in the public press , but who was ashamed to publish his article over his own name , was frank enough to admit that nations had shown a venerable regard for historic trees ...
This venerable tree remains as a monument and a living witness to the troubled times that typified that era.” When the mesquite tree succumbed in 1987, tree-ring dating revealed that the tree, though quite old, was not present at the ...
Author: Gretchen Riley
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Famous Trees of Texas was first published in 1970 by the Texas Forest Service (now Texas A&M Forest Service), an organization created in 1915 and charged with protecting and sustaining the forests, trees, and other related natural resources of Texas. For the 100-year anniversary of TFS, the agency presents a new edition of this classic book, telling the stories of 101 trees throughout the state. Some are old friends, featured in the first edition and still alive (27 of the original 81 trees described in the first edition have died); some are newly designated, discovered as people began to recognize their age and value. All of them remain “living links” to the state’s storied past.
... very superior in habit and hardiness to the eastern kind . In all Illinois , North of the Illinois River at LaSalle , the speciosa is the only kind that can be recommended as hardy . It was introduced by the venerable tree - planter ...
TREES . Cause not a tree to die . King of Siam . TREES . Trees the most lovingly shelter and shade us when , like the ... airy and delicate in its youth , luxuriant and majestic in its prime , venerable and picturesque in its old age ...
The fine orange - trees in the public pleasure - gardens at Gotha are probably known to many of our readers . ... Then , too , there is that venerable tree near Saintes , in the maritime department of the Lower Charente , which Mr.