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Thursday Tree Love: Live Oak with Resurrection Fern


This live oak lives in an old cemetery in the southern US. Its far reaching branches are covered in resurrection fern. This fern grows on trees and other surfaces but it does not steal nutrients. It reproduces from spores rather than seeds and can often survive droughts during which it seems to dry up and then come back to life when water is available.

In addition to the photos, I’m sharing a video below, because it’s hard to get the whole tree in a photo.

close up

Thursday Tree Love is hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more tree love, and a beautiful quote from Parul, 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.

27 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Live Oak with Resurrection Fern

  1. Thursday Tree Love. What a wonderful idea for a post! Inspired by nature AND you JoAnna! Thank you for the morning uplift. xo āœØ

  2. Love!!! Old trees are one of my absolute favorites in nature. šŸ’œāœØ

  3. Live oaks are amazing trees. They can’t live where I live (too cold) but I’ve seen them (complete with the resurrection ferns) in Florida and the Carolinas. Very nice choice for today.

  4. I love the video. If you were far enough to capture it without the video we wouldn’t have seen the true awesomeness of it.
    Love, light, and glitter

  5. Stunning! Thanks for putting up this video.. It took me straight to your tree and the ferns it is home to.. I love the way its branches open up to the sky.. almost like petals blooming..

  6. JoAnna, trees like this are one of my favorite things about the deep South! Very inspiring! Have a great weekend! šŸ™‚ Cheryl

  7. Lovely old sturdy tree, and what a nice video.

  8. This is gorgeous Joanna.

    Thanks for the video. I haven’t seen an Oak tree. Someday. šŸ™‚

  9. What a big tree and the video was a great idea to see it in full glory. You are right. Hard to get the tree in one frame. Thanks a ton for sharing and joining. This is a marvel.
    See you on the 10th, JoAnna!

  10. Beautiful tree… and most of its branches are all covered with the fern! something I’ve never seen before..
    A video is a great idea, JoAnna šŸ™‚

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