I'd be tempted to push it over 2 feet onto the dirt, but it had done extremely well as is. Love it.
Oh it's firmly rooted in place, you'd be about 10 (20? 30?) years too late to push.
That is amazing. The poor thing made a home of its own. I have a big weeping spruce in my garden. It sits on top of a berm that was never really developed. It is gorgeous to me. I always wonder how it does so well stuck in a corner where it gets no love. One time the neighbor that lived on that side of the garden told me it was her favorite tree of all my trees. I wouldn't tell the others but I could say that myself.
Your secret is safe with me!
I'm caught between outrage and amazement. In any case, that tree definitely deserves a better home it's earned it.
I don't know, moving it might mess things up.
Wonder how long it will be before the metal rings rust away and 'release the beast' (Pirates of Caribbean reference)? We have several of those old oak barrels and the rings drop to the bottom when the wood dries out. Maybe in your humid climate this doesn't happen.
It's not so humid here in the dry dry summer. Then again this is at a nursery so it probably stays watered.
That poor thing. It'd be like wearing shoes that are too small, until they finally break. There is a tree like that at Joy Creek. It just anchored itself into the ground when no one was watching. I always feel sorry for it.
Plants just get on with it sometimes don't they? "Well if you're not going to plant me, then I'll plant myself..."
Wow, that is strong, but as I have seen, roots can split small boulder as one did in my back yard. Slow and steady wins the race.
Indeed it does.
It is amazing how nature always finds a way. I wonder how long it has been there. I'd be afraid to move it and then it being unhappy in another location.
Yes exactly! It seems to be plenty happy.
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