Garden Photo of the Day

Free at last!

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

I wonder how many years this poor tree spent confined in a too-small planter box? No matter. It seems to have adjusted just fine to its new-found freedom. You could almost think of it as living sculpture! This photo was taken down by the Hudson River in Cold Spring, New York.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. gottagarden 06/30/2011

    amazing photo, great title

  2. LindaBrandon 06/30/2011

    Michelle, I prepare a newsletter for an Urban Forest Council, and I was struck by this photo. Would it be possible for me to reprint it (with credit to you, of course!) in our next issue? I think our "tree guys" would find it as eye-catching as I did.

  3. user-7006895 06/30/2011

    I've seen this tree! It's really most incredible. And it's thriving now, which is just great.

  4. MichelleGervais 06/30/2011

    LindaBrandon--email me directly, and I'll check with my editor. Thanks!

  5. petuniababi 07/06/2011

    I would love to see this!!I am glad it's doing okay.This was a great photo.

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