In celebration of Arbor Week, Bham Now asked our readers to send us photos of their favorite trees throughout Alabama. Below are the photos we received. They truly remind us of the quote from Dr. Seuss in the The Lorax:
“I speak for the trees!”
Mike Hardig, a biology professor at the University of Montevallo sent us a photo collection of Alabama Champion Trees. We will publish the entire collection at a later. date. Here were our favorites.
Mike Hardig: “I was amazed by the number of champions that were sitting in plain sight, in front yards or next to intersections, probably passed by hundreds/thousands of people every day without a clue. It just didn’t seem befitting of their age and stature.”
Larry Beane: One of the largest pines in the Park (Little River Canyon National Preserve).”
Eddie Johnson: “This is a Swamp Chestnut Oak at a bridge over the Tallapoosa River on County Road 84 near Heflin. There is a plaque at the base of the tree indicating it as the oldest of this species in the State. This photo does not do the massiveness of this tree justice. You’ll have to see it in person.”
Elizabeth Goodrich: “One of my favorites, the Springs Gathering Tree.”
Pat Tiernan Morris: “I’m sending you this tree because I love it! It reminds me of the tree in “Go, Dog, Go”. It is on Deo Dara Drive in Hoover.”
David Smith: Tree near Cahawba outside of Selma.
James Clark: “Biggest tulip magnolia I have ever seen. Not a great picture. The blooms are just passed it peek. ” The tree is in the Norwood Neighborhood in Birmingham at 13 Ave and 30th St.
Kevin McCallum: Tree in backyard on a ridge at Brook Highland in Shelby County