Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep clay/loam with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
posted 1 year ago
Since some of us aren't able to link to photos to use for our profile page as explained in this threadHow to Add a New Cover Picture and Profile Picture I thought I would start a thread to hold those photos for our profile pages for those of us who have pictures they would like to use for our profiles that don't really fit in any particular existing thread.
I'm guessing there's an interesting landmark nearby, maybe a cave? When we went on a local cave tour, the first thing the guide showed us was a tree similar to yours. He said the natives in the area used to do that to young trees to serve as a long term signpost. Involved bending it over and tying in place until the shape became permanent, like with bonsai. (Minus the stunting.) I don't remember whether or not it involved cutting partway through for easier shaping, as with hedge laying. That could be a piece of history you're sitting on.