Mariton: More Natural Sculpture

December 1, 2015

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Alphabet character?

Alphabet character?

I walked by this Sassafras tree countless times before I noticed it from just the right angle on one of our Tuesday Walks this fall.  Sassafras trees are very sunlight oriented.  We get some interesting growth patterns at Mariton as the forest grows around them and they seek little windows of light.  It is the cause for some very interesting natural sculptures.  Seen this way, it reminds me of an alphabet character from another language.  Do you know it?

Upside down, perhaps a heart?

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

How about a lapel support ribbon?

Show your support.

“May the forest be with you.”