Friday, April 17, 2015

Join in! Arbor Day: " Oldest Tree”

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;

If in terms of ten years, plant trees;
If in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

Join the Arbor Day Celebration.

TheNational Celebration will be on 24 April, the fourth Friday in the month.  There are willows, oaks, apple trees and, of course, family trees. Let’s use the holiday to celebrate our family trees.

This Week’s Arbor Day Prompt
Friday, April 17     “Oldest Tree”
Look at the trees of your eight great grandparents. Which one stretches back the furthest in time? What was happening in the world when this tree was ‘planted’? How much do you know about the ancestor who ‘planted’ this tree?

Suggestions. Make a time line. Show us a map of how far your tree's seeds have spread. Tell us what life was like for your oldest ancestor. Is there a tree that has been around as long as your family tree? The oldest known giant sequoia based on ring count is 3,500 years old. Angel Oak in SC is 1500 years old.

Share. Be sure to post a comment below with a link to your “Oldest Tree” post!

Research, Have Fun, Get Creative & 
Post when you are Ready!

Next week: “Plant a Tree”

My “Oldest Tree”

Looking at my great grandparents and moving back through the generations I find that Rose Ella Brumfield Brown is my winner for the “Oldest Tree”. I can go back to her 5 x great grandfather [my 7x great grandfather]. I must give credit to the AlfordAmerican Family Association for all research they have done & shared.


Dara said...

Love the timeline, Colleen.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks, Dara, I like making time lines of all kinds.