Mariton: More Natural Sculpture
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
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?
How about a lapel support ribbon?