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Thursday Tree Love #100: Deep Roots with Haiku


“Deep Roots are not reached by the frost.” JRR Tolkien

This weathered tree stands on a giant sand dune called “Sugarloaf” at Carolina Beach State Park. You might think that with roots exposed to much weather and erosion, the tree could topple any time. The view below suggests that its roots run deep where they can anchor into the sandy soil.

These trees have withstood hurricanes for decades.

Next, is a view from the top of “Sugarloaf.”

Tidal river trees

Standing strong for many years

Deep roots reaching down

Weather has its way

While deepest roots anchored well

Leave ghostly remnants.

At the bottom of the hill are remains of trees that stood tall long ago

Maybe these were once cypress trees.

I imagine their deep roots intertwine well below the surface.

Below is another tree at the bottom of the hill, but further back from the water. Sorry I don’t know their names (feel free to guess), but I certainly admire their perseverance.

This one seems to be holding its own.

I’m excited to be part of the 100th edition of Thursday Tree Love hosted by Parul Thakur. For more tree love, visit:

#ThursdayTreeLove – 100 – happiness and food

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.

7 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love #100: Deep Roots with Haiku

  1. Love your focus on the deep roots of trees: a reminder that we, too, can overcome adversity when we are well grounded. I especially loved the last photo. The word ‘entanglement’ came to mind. There appears to be more than one tree, with their entangled roots providing strength and nourishment for all.

  2. Wow! Amazing root systems! I love the stumps at the bottom of the hill.. Yes, we can learn much from trees!

    • Thanks, I’m glad you liked them. I couldn’t help but feel there was still some life in those stumps, as if maybe their roots were so deep they still connected to the network.

  3. These are beautiful, JoAnna. A few years ago, I was visiting the Andaman Islands in India and there was the first time I saw such trees. The roots are exposed but they stand strong and grow. Maybe that’s nature helping these trees grow in all situations.
    Thanks for joining and I hope to see you on the 14th!

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