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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Native American Trail Marker Trees

There are many trees like these in different places around the farm.  These are Trail Marker trees shaped from young saplings to direct those who travel to water.  Of the many I have found here they always point toward our water.

24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is great to have trees pointing the way.

Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is incredible. The Native Americans really knew how to merge their lives with nature so everything benefited.
Lynne x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So someone made it grow that way?

Sandra said...

het another thing I have not heard of. what a great idea. so you think the Indians shaped them or do the trees go towards the water all by themselves

only slightly confused said...

I like to start my day off learning something new.

Farm Girl said...

How totally cool!!! I never new that. So cool that you know them.

Arkansas Patti said...

I have never heard of that but think it is a great idea. Smart folks they were.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have never heard of this! So do they point out that the water is under them close by, or the direction to walk?

Josie Two Shoes said...

How cool is that! I am sure that your farm is infused with the spirits of those who walked there before you, and I'm sure they protect you because you take care of the creatures and the land.

C-ingspots said...

We have those all around in our forests too, and my hubby always told me they were marker trees, but I wasn't sure. Makes sense though.

LindaG said...

Great story, Gail. I wonder if other trees shaped like that might do the same?
Hope you all have a blessed day!

LindaG said...

Great story, Gail. I wonder if other trees shaped like that might do the same?
Hope you all have a blessed day!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I have read about these and seen them, too. It always makes me want to know the history of the area. I am glad you know some of yours there.

Lowcarb team member said...

I can remember you talking about this before and it's fascinating.

I wish more of us could connect with Nature.

Have a good week

All the best Jan

Stephanie Faris said...

How cool that they always point toward water!

Michelle said...

I learned something new today!

Sandy said...

Great picture of a marker!!!
Mother nature at it's finest.

weekend-windup said...

It's lovely to take care of these type of trees...

gld said...

I have never heard of the trail marker trees before.
Interesting.

Lynne said...

Tells us a tale when we see those trail markers . . .

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You learn something new every day!
And this is a beautiful image.

Ida said...

I had never heard of that practice until your post. How interesting and cool.

Saucy Kodz said...

Is this a natural occurrence that the trees (saplings) search for water and this part of the tree leans towards the water. Kinda like plants and sun. Really neat.

Jo said...

Incredible how the Native Americans used this method to lead them to water.

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