DALLAS (AP) - The pecan tree, more than 300 years old, stands out from the others in a forested area of Dallas, a 25-foot segment of its trunk slightly bowed and running almost parallel to the ground before jutting high up into the sky.
It, like numerous others across the country known as Indian marker trees or trail trees, was bent in its youth by American Indians to indicate such things as a trail or a low-water creek crossing.
"If they could talk, the stories they could tell," said Steve Houser, an arborist and founding member of the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition. The trees, he said, "were like an early road map." ...read the rest of this story here.
Dennis Downes' site: http://www.trailmarkertree.com
Mountain Stewards, http://www.mountainstewards.org
Dallas Historic Tree Coalition, http://www.dhtc.org
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