A Monumental Tree


Photo Challenge: Monument

In Northern Canada there used to be forests filled with giant white pine trees, now however over the years loggers have cut many of them down. There is one still standing not far from my house, it is easy to spot because it stands 30m higher than everything else. Nicknamed “The Big Tree”, it has become a monument to all who live on the lake, people have even put several plaques in remembrance for those who lived and died while living on the lake’s banks. The Big Tree is our monument.

A 200 year old white pine, nicknamed "The Big Tree "

A 200 year old white pine, nicknamed “The Big Tree “