Thursday 28 November 2019

The Survival Tree

From the plaque mounted by The Survival Tree:
Living things do their best to stay alive.  This lodgepole pine has bent with the wind, been frozen under heavy snows, and has been parched in the summer drought.  It has also endured mauling by cattle.
In 1900, it was even cut down!
But today it is still growing, it's three branches reaching upward toward light and life.

 The Survival Tree can be seen along Graburn Road in the Cypress Hills of Alberta.

- Michael Truman


  1. Great post! I would visit this tree lots as a kid, exploring in the Cypress Hills. Its still neat it is still alive and growing.