Wednesday, September 19, 2007

There's a Tree

There's a tree growing in my backyard that is a fir tree. It's a nice piece of nature's work, standing about 7 feet tall and very full. Nothing too odd about that, right, since Maine is very wooded, eh?

I also have a pine tree growing in my backyard. This is not odd since Maine is full of pine trees, thus giving Maine its "Pine Tree State" nickname.

Here's what IS odd: the pine tree is growing OUT OF the fir tree! Yeah, you heard me: the pine tree is growing out of the fir tree.

How did this happen? I can only imagine that a seed from a nearby pine tree must've somehow found its way into a crack in the fir's bark a bunch of years ago, and was actually able to take root in the fir trees' trunk. And now, oh I don't know, 6 years later or so, the pine tree is the uppermost part of the fir/pine combo. Even more wacky thing is that the pine tree part is actually mature enough that it is producing cones!!!

So I'm not sure what to do. Do I let this oddity of nature continue to grow as it is with the fir and pine as one unit? Or do I chop down the pine tree portion so the fir can thrive as a single unit? There are certainly plenty of pine trees around, but is there a fir/pine? I think I'll keep it. We'll see what happens.

For now, however, I'm waiting to see what The Churning has to say about my post dealing with wood, cracks, seeds and fir....

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Anonymous JJ said...

You have a real freak of nature at your place.

And the tree is weird too.

Ba dum bum

3:18 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

ha...ha...ha...that's it, JJ?! C'mon now, I know you can do better than that.

It figures that tree belongs to a Red Sucks fan. Oh yes, I'm still going there! :)

11:32 AM  

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