Sunday, May 26, 2013

Image of the Day: The Bedford Oak

On Route 22, near Katonah and New Bedford, NY is a magnificent, really really really old tree. At the corner of The Hook Road and the old Bedford Road (now Cantitoe Street) stands a majestic and venerable white oak tree, "Quercus alba".  It is estimated to be over 500 years old, its girth is more than 30 feet, and the spread of its branches is 120 feet from tip to tip.   I've photographed it before, but I don't think photos do it justice -- hard to envision the scale of this mighty oak.  It is not only quite old - its branches spread out harmoniously and graciously.