Day 122

This puts that other tree slice to shame

July 26th, 2010


  1. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Matt, you’re posting these pics as I’m catching up with you from the weekend. Awesome! It’s 6:40 am for you – Good morning and many blessings to you and all you meet today!

  2. Jeff says:

    I will have a slice of Tree, hold the knots…and a tall water, please.

  3. John in MI says:

    It figures. Those tree slices are always trying to one-up each other.

  4. Jim in AR via MN says:

    A slice of tree or a slice of huckleberry pie…mmm, let me see…ahhh, could you add a scoop of ice cream on that pie???…preferably huckleberry???…okay, I’ll take the pie…

  5. Dennis in So Cal says:

    It reminds me of a giant redwood that was on display outside the Paul Bunyon Restaurant in Porterville, CA. They dated the rings back to before the birth of Christ. Pretty amazing that something could live so long.

  6. kpugs says:

    This slice time traveled, it some how hit 1600 before it hit 1500.

  7. Karen Too says:

    Amazing. Tree of life, in more ways than one.

    Interesting, too, to see the differences in growth for each section. For example, it appears that the 1700s were not as great a time for this tree’s growth as the other periods.

  8. Ryan from PA says:

    What happened in 2000? I enjoy the detail from 2000 where all it says is “Montana Burns”

  9. Don in Tennessee says:


    Here are the hard facts about this monster that was 520 YEARS OLD when it was taken down. I bet it made the earth shake.

  10. Thomas says:

    Hundreds of years of history and then it suddenly stops. Oh. Nevermind.

  11. Donna in Texas says:

    There is a 1000 year old Live Oak tree still alive and growing near Rockport, TX which is a little north of Corpus Chirsti. In the area, they just call it “the old tree”. It is really amazing that something could live that long and could possibly live another 1000. It has survived many hurricanes since it isn’t far from the coast.

  12. The oak trees in my back yard look wider than this. How does one tell how old a tree is without cutting it down to see?

    • Don in Tennessee says:


      Take you dog and tie it to the tree. Leave it without food and water overnight. Stay up all night and count the barks. At 8:00AM you can release the dog and let it eat and drink. Remember to log the rings (barks)!

      I know I am BARK ING up the wrong tree.

      I would really not do this as I am a huge animal lover. Had to have a dog and cat put down last July and September and I am still in mourning!

    • Christine says:

      You could take a core sample. You would need a special tool. You could call your local tree society. My town has one. Someone could come and do a core sample.

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