This tree was put in this position about 4 or 5 years ago. We cannot remember when that storm passed through. The leaning effect has not done one thing to stop the tree from continuing to grow each year. Her roots must run deep!
There is a puddle of water under the base of the tree where the roots lifted the earth. Frogs love to call this spot home in the summer months. Water will be in this hole long after the creek has run dry. The creek is not a running creek but a Rain Water Run-Off creek so during drought times, it stays pretty dry. Even this hole will dry out in time if no rain falls for a while. Since we are already working on year 4 with this drought, (we are 4 inches behind for 2009) I can only assume it is a matter of time before this tree comes crashing down.
Until then, we will continue to enjoy our LEANING TOWER OF GEORGIA, In the Garden...
Update: Since the writing of this post, we are no longer in a drought! We have had plenty of rain here in GA this past winter and spring so the yard has gone from bone dry to a soggy mess. Another bad storm last night but we survived this one with no damage.
We are off for yet another Spring adventure this weekend so I may not be on here much... Everyone have a great Weekend!