The Courage and Tenacity of Trees

Perhaps you forgot, with all that is going on, but today is Arbor Day (April 24).

In honor of the holiday, and fitting for the times, a garden club member wanted to share these images of trees that have persisted in spite of great challenges.

(Disclaimer: This set of photos has been making the rounds on the Internet; we can’t be certain that none were Photoshopped!)

1 of 28: A place of enchantment

2 of 28: This palm tree fell over and curved right back up


3 of 28: This tree fell over and cloned four more trees


4 of 28: The only tree that survived the Tsunami in Japan, now protected and restored


5 of 28: Tree of Life – Olympic National Park, Washington


6 of 28: A tree’s roots spill over the sidewalk

7 of 28: An amazing tree grows out of a rock


8 of 28: This tree is growing through a speed limit sign


9 of 28: This tree refused to die


10 of 28: This tree still has its leaves because of the light shining on it

11 of 28: Life finds a way


12 of 28: Tree roots extend to the mainland for nutrients


13 of 28: Life finds a way


14 of 28: Ta Promh Temple in Cambodia


15 of 28: Never give up

16 of 28: Someone left skates hanging on a small tree, and the tree grew around them


17 of 28: A tree growing on another tree


18 of 28: A tree grew out of the stump of a dead tree; then the stump rotted away


19 of 28: A tree grows from third-floor window


20 of 28: A lone tree found a way to live surrounded by rock


21 of 28: A tree grows out of a rock


22 of 28: A floating island grew at the end of a sunken tree


23 of 28: A wooden chair sprouted leaves


24 of 28: This tree grew through a piano

25 of 28: This tree refused to accept winter


26 of 28: This tree is eating a fence

27 of 28: This tree grew through a fence


28 of 28: Trees will find a way

One thought on “The Courage and Tenacity of Trees

  1. In a time of isolation, lonelines and coldness these trees brought a smile to my face, that there is still some nature keen to survive, and maybe if i brave the weather and look a bit closer outside i can find the miracle of life again and be positive that life will be worth living for
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