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Old City Trees #ThursdayTreeLove



Yesterday evening as David and I drove through historic downtown, I took a closer look at the old trees lining the streets and medians. They coexist with cars, pollution, and wires. Some have been cut into unnatural shapes to give right of way to electrical lines. This was easier to see since it’s still winter and the leaves are sparse. This type of cutting can not be good for the trees, but most seem to adapt.


Still, the old city trees, which are mostly oaks, persevere. They’ve given us oxygen, shade, and habitat for birds, bugs, and squirrels for more years than any living person can remember.


Imagine the vast underground network of roots and connecting organisms that hold this community of trees together through storms and human interference

Please join me in sending  gratitude, love, and respect to old city trees everywhere

and to those working to protect them.  

Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. You’ll find more tree love below:




Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

34 thoughts on “Old City Trees #ThursdayTreeLove

  1. Beautiful trees..
    Thank you for sharing Madam.. ☺️

  2. thank you Joanna! Wood is my maiden name. Which is why this post resonates especially strong with me today. “Into the forest we go.. to lose our mind and find our soul”. I appreciate you! Dr. Andrea xo

    • I love that quote! “… to lose our mind and find out soul.” When we can’t get to the forest, it’s comforting to have so many big trees in the city. I appreciate you, too, Dr. Andrea. xo

  3. Thanks JoAnna. Trees are awesome, especially their underground networks in community.

  4. I love trees. So many of those lining my street have either fallen or been cut down – a lot for safety, I hope! I miss them…

    Trees teach us so much…

    Love, light, and glitter

  5. We all (old trees and old people) put down roots. May we all share our shade with those in need of comfort.

  6. Those are beautiful old guardians.

  7. Lovely! We have some oddly trimmed trees on our street, and I think it demonstrates nature’s adaptability ❤

  8. Amazing! As you said they must have a vast underground root system supporting them. Haphazard lopping happens everywhere I guess and here it causes the trees to fall in the monsoons.. as the branches become too heavy with the rain drops…

    • Yes! We are just now starting to understand the underground network that allows trees to communicate with each other. Maybe more people will come to respect and cherish trees as we do. Thank you for your understanding and for your tree love.

  9. Its good to see those old trees are still preserved amid of city.

  10. I love city trees. They truly show coexistence. In India too, trees are cut to make way for wires but I have also seen houses that have a hole in the roof to make way for trees. That is something I truly love.
    Beautiful pictures, JoAnna and showed me your world which I think is beautiful. Take care and stay safe. I hope to see you around tomorrow.

    • I love making room for the trees. I’ve been to a retreat center where they cut holes in the outside decks for the trees to grow through. I will plan something for tomorrow!

  11. Lovely! I love roadside trees, and you’ve given me an idea for some future tree posts, so thank you.

  12. Lovely pictures! Trees feel timeless somehow and puts strange times like these in perspective. Thanks for sharing! x

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