Over the years, I have taken and collected photographs and pictures of trees and forests. Here are my most popular tree and forest picture galleries. I really like to explore a forest's detail or a tree in interesting or unusual settings and record them in their own unique image gallery. The settings of these galleries take you from natural forests to unusual man-made forest settings, from historic sites to beautiful botanical displays.
Poet and World War I warrior Joyce Kilmer was the inspiration that resulted in the creation of a United States Forest Service Memorial Forest. This photo gallery shows the Joyce Kilmer virgin forest in all its late summer glory. The Joyce Kilmer forest is near Robbinsville, North Carolina and one of the last remaining pre-european forests remaining in the United States.
Southern United States deep-water swamp forests are a type of freshwater wetland often found along the floodplains of large rivers. This particular gallery depicts a tupelo gum / baldcypress swamp located just off the Natchez Trace and along the Pearl River in Mississippi.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt contracted polio and purchased Pine Mountain property near healing waters at Warm Springs, Georgia. FDR made frequent visits to Georgia over the next two decades. Roosevelt picnicked at his favorite view of a Georgia mixed pine-oak-hickory forest. He even planted a demonstration forest of longleaf pine on his Georgia farm during the winter season of 1929-30 to lead the effort for conservation and to fight soil erosion. This gallery is devoted to FDR.
Abies fraseri or Fraser fir is considered one of the most popular Christmas trees sold in the United States. Fraser fir and balsam fir are very close relatives and botanists argue that they are actually different species. The slender growth habit makes it appealing to buyers looking for a tree for small rooms.
A collection of sixty slate tile leaf imprints show off the major southern Appalachian tree and forest shrub species. These plants make up the most abundant plants located in forests in the upper Southeast. A National Endowment for the Arts project grant, called Millennium Trails, was approved and awarded to Alabama in 1997. The Alabama project was called the Pinhoti Trail Sculpture Archway and located at the Cheaha State Park entrance to the Pinhoti Trail.
Axel Erlandson's passion for sculpting trees, also known as arborsculpture, started out as a hobby for the amusement of himself and his family but turned into his life's work as his tree creations brought more and more attention from the public. Using a special set of skills, Erlandson started to sculpt things out of living, growing trees. Erlandson found his trees to be a popular amusement and decided to create his "Tree Circus".
The Angel Oak is a Southern live oak tree located in Angel Oak Park, on Johns Island, South Carolina. Angel Oak may be the oldest tree east of the Mississippi River and is certainly one of the most beautiful. This live oak, whose crown covers an area of 17,000 square feet and longest limb is 89 feet long, is property of and maintained by the City of Charleston, South Carolina.
Here is a photo gallery of trees that grow at the Windsor Ruin - all thats left. Several of these trees were growing near the estate before the fire that finally destroyed the Windsor Mansion. Windsor ruin is a famous representation of the end of the Southern plantation economy and the downfall of the old confederate south after the American Civil War.
This picture walking tour shows the trees of New York City's Central Park in late Spring. It is broken into north and south Central Park in separate galleries and begins with this north portion of the gallery. Remember to take a tour of south Central Park to complete the tour.