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Thursday Tree Love: Perseverance



Hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, we came upon this tree with long gaps in its trunk. From this side, the tree appeared to be almost hollow. I thought it might be dead.

But when my eyes followed the trunk all the way to the top, I saw green leaves on its branches high above.

Life goes on even with the challenges.

I thought about what I’ve read of neighboring trees supporting the sick or injured with nourishment and support through an underground network.

The other side of the trunk looked more solid.

I’m glad the caretakers of the trail have let this tree live and inspire us.



Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more treelove, visit:

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.

17 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Perseverance

  1. thank you for sharing this hope! 🙂

  2. Mother Nature shows us the way in caring for others.

  3. Nice! Perseverance, indeed.

  4. Wow! Nice photos of the tree Jo! It is a bliss to spend time with nature and the kind of lessons we learn by observing them is priceless. Good post and I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

  5. This looks amazing!

  6. Its a survivor! I guess the cells on the renaming part have taken over the function of the affected part and ensured its survival! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tree!

    • Thank you for that explanation. It makes sense. I’ve read about our brains doing that. There are so many wonderful systems and designs in nature.

  7. Amazing!! The pic of the leaves the top is certainly a surprise 🙂

  8. What a lovely one, JoAnna and I loved the looking up shot. Thank you for sharing and joining. I hope to see you tomorrow.

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