Flora! Illuminated… Day 17

Quercus

Quercus

Anthony Tyznik. Quercus macrocarpa, 1973. Pen and Ink

As when, upon a traced summer-night,
Those green-robed senators of mighty woods,
Tall oaks, branch-charmed by the earnest stars,
Dream, and so dream all night without stir.

–John Keats

The Angel Oak Tree, the oldest live oak tree in North America, is being threatened by an “impending development that will CLEARCUT THOUSANDS OF TREES comprising the beautiful, dense forest surrounding the world famous Angel Oak Tree located on Johns Island, SC.”  This forest has protected the ancient oak from weather and human traffic for hundreds of years. Do you think that they can Save the Angel Oak?
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2 Responses to “Flora! Illuminated… Day 17”


  1. 1 Matthew Navarro 11/20/2010 at 9:28 pm

    Hey there, I was just wondering where you found the Anthony Tyznik pen and inks online. I’ve been looking, he’s my grandfather and I always want to show people his work. Thanks in advance!
    -Matt

  2. 2 Nancy Faller 12/09/2010 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Matt. We have the original art work here in the library at the arboretum from the time when he was an employee here. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information! Nancy Faller email: nfaller@mortonarb.org, phone: 630 719 2429


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