The carved trunk, OK 1902.
The carved trunk, OK 1902. Julie Zickefoose
How can you tell when a tree that is more than a century old is truly dead? In her remembrance of an old beech tree in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio, commentator Julie Zickefoose wonders about this, and about the other people who have walked and timbered her property in the past 100 years.