Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Prayer Tree??? Until recently, I figured that this old pine was just the victim of a rough start! The Mountain Stewards is a group out of Jasper, GA has a Trail Tree Project, and I have been in contact with them. They plan to visit and document our trees. Their web site tells of pines being used as a part of prayer ceremonies of the Native Americans. We had a trail marker tree.. I have always called them signal trees, but it was downed by Hurricane Opal in the mid 1990's. This pine and another tree a short distance from it have always caught my interest. It is amazing to stand beside them and wonder what tales they could tell.

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