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The Life and Death of an Old Tree

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The Life and Death of an Old Tree

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The Life and Death of an Old Tree

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The carved trunk, OK 1902. Julie Zickefoose hide caption

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Julie Zickefoose

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.