This group of trees stands along the Colonial Parkway, and always draws my attention when we pass.
I don’t know their name. They are old- probably pre-dating this section of the Parkway, which was completed in the 1950s.
They appear to be intentionally planted, because their trunks are planted in such a way that they mark the 5 points of a star. I love how they grow in community, but each of the trees remains a unique individual. I’ve photographed these trees a number of times now, and will continue to stop and photograph them over the months ahead as their buds swell and open.
If you know these trees, and can identify their species or offer any insight into their history, please share in the comments.
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2013- 2014