I took this picture of 300 or 400 year old tree that stands next to Jack London’s house last summer and enhanced it into a black and white and posted it.. Recently it has come to our attention that the tree is in danger because of a fungus, so I think is time to re post them and pass on the story of the next phase of the life a tree that has seen a lot of history.
The tree’s proximity to the house may mean it may have to be cut down for safety sake.
The coast live oak thought to be 300 to 400 years old stands just some 50 feet from London’s cottage in Glen Ellen, his onetime Beauty Ranch and now a national historic landmark as part of Jack London State Historic Park.
The revered tree, an especially large oak, is succumbing to pathogenic fungi. State and independent arborists recommend cutting the tree down before its weakening wood causes personal injury or damage to the cottage. Read more about it in this articleSonoma Press Democrat.
Which image best tells you the story of this Ancient Being?
I have no notes for, Phoneography Challenge Black and White, on how I created these images because, I had just bought my iPhone 4s, and was experimenting indiscriminately. Perhaps I just used instagram.