A few days ago Katherine ("Bobbie") Rondthaler Woodwell sent me the following photo of a stately live oak that grows in her yard.
I thought that this beautiful tree might qualify for membership in the Live Oak Society but, alas, it measures just shy of 6 feet in girth, much less than the 8 feet required. Nevertheless, Bobbie, her daughter Jane, and I decided that the tree needed a name. We are calling it the Tolson-Rondthaler Oak after my Uncle Dan & Aunt Sabra Tolson (native owners of the property) and Theodore & Alice Rondthaler (Bobbie's parents).
Ocracoke Island has six oaks that are members of the Live Oak Society. You can read about them here: www.villagecraftsmen.com/news122908.htm.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a photo gallery of past July 4th parade photos. You can read
it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062113.htm.