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Lone Tree

Greeting Cards

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Gary L   Suddath

Joined August 2007

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4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"

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  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with kraft envelopes
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Artist's Description

This tree remains perhaps where many once stood. Those settling this region in the 1800’s need fields to plant crops. To clear ground for the fields they need to remove the trees and underbrush. They didn’t do this all at once but over a period of time. The saplings and underbrush could be cut away by their axes. A large tree like this was removed by “girdling”. 2 rings were cut around the base of the tree about 6 feet apart. Then all the outer bark was stripped off, causing the tree to die. Once dead it would remain in place till it feel. They were able to plant crops around the tree. In its leafless, dead state sun was allowed to reach the crops. Once it had fallen they could use the wood for cooking and heating. The Cherokee also used similar methods and also would slash and burn areas to remove the dead trees and underbrush…..during the time it took for the tree to die and fall, the many many rocks would be removed and placed in piles or fence rows. This was usually a chore for the kids……………..this I guess is my 2ad favorite tree in Cades Cove,Great Smoky Mountain NP

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