While driving another country back road, near where I live, I saw this tree growing in the middle of a pasture.
Do you see the tree is growing out of the base of a huge cut tree? This is a Coppice Stool.
It appears the original tree was cut. But, many times it just happens in nature, when a tree has fallen due to damage from storms. If you would like to read more about coppicing click Here. Another good article, written by Britain's CAT, is Here.
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If you look closely, you can see a small dark opening at the base of the older tree. I wonder if it might be an open fairy door......
Isn't that amazing? The resiliency of life is astounding :)ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree with you more. I'm so excited to follow your new gardening ideas for this year.ReplyDelete
Fascinating, how life renews itself.ReplyDelete
Hello Marianne...I share those same sentiments.ReplyDelete
I've never seen anything like this before Meggie, how fascinating.ReplyDelete
Perfect. Nature has its own ways or restoring things.ReplyDelete
Yes a second chance in life.
Thanks for your comment...I also checked out your blog...loved the wedding video !Delete
I'm sure you are right about the fairy door! I also wondered whether it could be some long-necked mythical creature with antlers which bear leaves to provide it with some shade from the hot Texas sunshine... I wonder how old that original, mighty oak was.ReplyDelete
I also had that thought about the age of the older tree. It is quite large Hmmmmm...long-necked mythical creature. I hadn't thought about that.Delete
I love that tree!!! And thanks for the lesson on the Coppice Stool, I had never heard of this before...I'm all about Fairy trees, if you have ever read my blog, so I am positive this tree has to have fairies, it looks like a perfect tree to me...thanks again.ReplyDelete
Yes, I do read your blog. You have inspired me to look for a tree trunk to place in my garden. I want my very own fairy house!Delete