Leaving Your Mark on American Beech
A popular tree along the Bull Run Occoquan Trail is the American Beech.
Because of its thin bark, this type of tree often finds itself host to carvings. The average lifespan of an American Beech is 150 – 200 years, so whatever message one may carve will likely outlast the author. What pressure! How do you choose what small tidbit of wisdom to share for decades to come? If you are going to walk all the way into the woods and go to the trouble of etching your thought, it’s probably a concept pretty near and dear to your heart.