Monday, February 6, 2012
First came the tree....then came the settlers. And shortly behind the settlers came the town and roads.
This small town in central Texas, population 5,000, is located 7 miles down the bluff from the farm. It is not unusual to turn on a street and come face to face with a large oak tree in the middle of the road.
Obviously, the early citizens of the town believed in saving the trees. These few photos are just a sampling of the many trees that have been left to grow in the streets.
Even with some damage over the years, trees continue to live.
Sometimes a curb must be extended to allow for growing room.
I've tried to be a good caretaker of the land I live on and respect the trees that grow here. It makes me proud to know that a small town, in Texas, also cares about it's heritage trees.