The Afterlife of Trees

The big oak is not the first tree in Dimond Park that has had to be cut down. A giant stump next to the utility building memorializes another old oak.

memorial oak

The peeling sign reads “Please respect this educational display of the remains of Oakland’s oldest tree, the Dimond Oak, removed November 22-23, 2005 due to disease.”

Close by, giant log sections in a grassy garden plot camouflage a drain.

camouflage logs

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