“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.
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.
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