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Saturday, August 31, 2013

We Value Our Trees

Down here in south Texas we value our trees so we don't cut them down or dig them up. We just drive to the right of them and eventually the road splits. Stay to the right goin' and stay to the right comin' and you'll be okay. This picture is of one of  the roads with a tree in the middle of it in the country and there are many. Also many streets here in our town have a tree in the middle of it. Some people are lucky to have one of these big shade providers in their yard. I don't, wish I did but it gets quite expensive when you have to have one cut up when a storm comes along and uproots it or it contracts Oak Wilt or some disease and you have to have the problem tended to by a tree professional. I'm thankful if we have to have this very hot weather to contend with we have an up side with beautiful trees.

11 comments:

Missy said...

We have one tree like that in the middle of a road here in Roanoke, Va. I'm surprised it hasn't been cut down by the city.

TARYTERRE said...

How clever to just build the road around it.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that's cool! and dangerous! i can't imagine folks surviving that up here. :)

Chatty Crone said...

We don't have any or many country roads like that - a lot of traffic - we'd be killed!!! But I love the sweetness of that in Texas! sandie

Lynne said...

That is cool, and bet it also saves the community some $$ insofar as tree removal costs when they put a road in...!

Lucy said...

Your headers are always pretty. In small towns here in Ne. if something like a large oak or something historical they will go around it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

We do love our old trees here in Texas don't we.
I have been lucky to be blessed with gorgeous oak trees around this old farm house I live in. Scary though sometimes thinking they might die and fall on the house like their sisters in the fields out here. I have had to have over twenty of them cut down from the drought of 2011 and now we are in another drought so I am sure more will be loss. It's sad.
Thank you for your sweet comment about my brother Gary. I really appreciate you coming by and making me feel better.
Hope your well and enjoying the weekend.
Love
Maggie

Dar said...

I can't say I've ever seen such a road way up north, at least not in my travels down the country roads. Hmmm, might have to have Bill do that in our woods ~ just for kicks and giggles. I think it's darned clever.'
Life is good

jack69 said...

I must say, I am surprised at myself. I never even paid attention to the name 'Live Oak' until we moved to Florida. but I have learned that the real SOUTH, really appreciate the Live Oak ESPECIALLY'.

Lori said...

Well I feel deprived. I don't believe I have ever seen a tree growing in the middle of the road.

Leave It To Davis said...

Have you ever seen one of the houses they build around a tree? I'd love to have that! A tree right smack dab in the center of my living room. Unless a squirrel came running down it!