Tree Dwarfs A Stork

Tree Dwarfs A Stork

Wood Storks are one of the tallest birds in North America.

That said, look at the tree limbs in the image below. The stork looks almost tiny standing there.

This an iconic Southern Live Oak Tree, with the usually drapery of Spanish Moss.

Tree Dwarfs A Stork
Tree Dwarfs A Stork

There is a Live Oak in the Lowcountry that is 25 feet around and approximately 500 years old. They grow slowly, are always with green leaves, and have incredibly hard wood.

In the days of wooden ships, live oaks were the preferred source of the framework timbers of the ship, using the natural trunk and branch angles for their strength. The frame of USS Constitution was constructed from southern live oak wood harvested from St. Simons Island, Georgia, and the density of the wood grain allowed it to survive cannon fire, thus earning her the nickname “Old Ironsides”. Even today, the U.S. Navy continues to own extensive live oak tracts. (Wikipedia).

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