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.
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: