Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sepia Saturday 88 - Double Tree

Keeping with Alan's Tree theme for this week's Sepia Saturday, I've dipped into (or should that be leafed through) my vintage postcards collection and drawn out this one. It's a curious postcard showing something called the Double Tree, which is in the New Forest near Rufus Stone. The picture shows 2 different species, Oak and Beech, growing intertwined with one another. Admittedly I've only managed to undertake the briefest of research but although the Rufus Stone itself is well documented, I can't find anything about the Double Tree.

Double Tree, Oak and Beech, near Rufus Stone

As usual, 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

14 comments:

  1. A curiosity, perhaps like the two oaks ’Adam and Eve’, which I mentioned in my post. The New Forest probably has other examples too. I felt sure you would be putting the Major Oak on here.

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  2. The trees have an anthropomorphic look, like they are dancing together.

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  3. I suppose if we can have twins, trees can as well. Trees are such splendid things, but in certain light conditions they can almost feel slightly threatening. You can understanding the reason for so much of the old folklore about them.

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  4. Two fine trees. I've never seen two species together like that, shall have to find out more.

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  5. Were they paternal or maternal twins? (chuckle)

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  6. I've not seen this either- pretty neat!

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  7. Co-existing very nicely. I wonder if they are still alive. Thank you so much for showing them to us.

    Kathy M.

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  8. I have seen split trees before but these actually do look like twins.

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  9. Quite an oddity as far as I know. Gonna look this up. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    QMM

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  10. That is fascinating! A true Ripley's Believe-it-or-not!

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  11. In the days when forests were like common law gardens, some local woodcutter found these and saved them knowing they would be a treasured tree.

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  12. Never heard of these trees but it does sound most interesting. The trees do look like lovers who are trying to dance a slow dance and have eyes for no others.

    Thanks for playing in this weeks Theme Thursday Double. Looking forward to next weeks new posting.

    God bless.

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