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Season Compare: Bedford County Silo Tree

One of the Silo Tree photographers, WV Fan, caught his tree in two different seasons. He granted me permission to share both photographs. So check it out– A Silo Tree Season Compare. Enjoy!

Bedford County Silo Tree - Winter
Bedford County, VA Silo Tree – February 8, 2006 (Photo courtesy of WV Fan)

Bedford County Silo Tree - Spring
Bedford County, VA Silo Tree – April 24, 2006 (Photo courtesy of
WV Fan)

More Silo Trees can be found on this blog or in the Trees in Silos Flickr group. If you have a Silo Tree spotting or Season Compare of your own that you would like to share, let me know!

February 25, 2009 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Silo Tree Additions – February 22, 2009

Two new trees have been added to the Silo Trees of the U.S. listing. We also have a new state in the mix- Vermont!

missouri

A silo tree taken on US Highway 50, just east of Knob Noster, Missouri. Photograph courtesy of ancientlightstudios

vermont

A silo tree in Lake Champlain’s North Hero Island, Vermont. Photograph courtesy of bob.berch.

More photos can be found in the Trees in Silos Flickr group. If you spot a silo tree you’d like to share, let me know!

February 22, 2009 at 7:57 pm Leave a comment

Silo Trees of the U.S.

When a young tree is growing in a forest, it starts off as part of the understory and it has to bide its time. The moment a larger tree falls and ready access to sunlight opens up, the tree has to be ready to burst up and take advantage of the opportunity in the canopy.

When you think about it, if a sapling starts its life by chance inside an old silo, it is already provided a permanent opening in the canopy. The young tree doesn’t have to compete with other contenders for the sunlight, but it still is shielded from the wind as if it were surrounded by old growth. A “Silo Tree” has the best of both worlds.

Perhaps that is why I can present so many examples today. Below are sightings of silo trees from Flickr users. They represent 18 different U.S. states and span the width of the nation- from my new home state of North Carolina to GeekHiker‘s California.

california

Where There's a Will... Entitled “Where There’s a Will…”, this shot was taken in Northern California. Photograph courtesy of jessielou79.

illinois

tree in silo Surrounded by cows, this silo houses a tree in Illinois. Photograph courtesy of cdw9.
This Greenville silo tree is located in Bond County, Illinois. Photograph courtesy of mkloefflerphoto. Stubborn tree

iowa

This silo and tree are from Pocahontas County, Iowa. Photograph by McMorr.
This silo tree was spotted during an annual bike race across the state of Iowa. It is between Dumont and Cedar Falls. Photograph courtesy of dazzled. silo with tree in center
Bursting Into The Light This tree was discovered by Homer-Dog at Homer’s Travels. It’s across the road from a B-24 Memorial, south of Walnut, Iowa. Photograph courtesy of Homer-Dog. Hat Tip, Wild Rye.

kansas

Silo tree in Eudora, Kansas. Photograph by notratched.
Silo tree near Lawrence, Kansas. Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf.
Silo tree near Lawrence, Kansas. Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf.
Silo tree near Lawrence, Kansas. Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf.
Silo tree near Lawrence, Kansas. Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf.
This silo tree was spotted two years ago, possibly in Doniphan County, on a trip to Kansas City. Photograph courtesy of monkey at war.
This tree is located on Highway 24 between Lawrence, Kansas and Perry State Park. The photograph won a juror’s merit award in the 2008-2009 Hays Five State Competition and is courtesy of A. Scott Mccauley
Another find by Ken Wolf! This tree is in Douglas County, Kansas. Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf.
Silo with tree This silo tree is located in Jefferson County, Kansas. Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf
Buck Creek, Kansas is home to this silo tree. Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf. Silo with tree different view
Silo wlth tree Another find by Ken Wolf in Sibleyville, Kansas. Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf.
Another silo tree from Sibleyville, Kansas! Photograph courtesy of Ken Wolf. Silo with tree

kentucky

Dry Creek Road in Sparta, Kentucky is home to this silo tree. Photograph courtesy of Snassek.

maryland

A silo tree in Carroll County, Maryland. Photograph courtesy of melissss.

michigan

Tree Silo This abandoned silo and tree are on M-113 just past Cherry Speedway. Photograph by \o/ ** Amanda ** \o/

minnesota

Tree in Silo This silo tree is between Minneapolis and Thief River Falls. Photograph courtesy of nicolepete23.

missouri

silo tree This silo tree can be found south of Kansas City on I-71. Photograph courtesy of bratlander.
A sassafras silo tree close to Historic Route 66 near Marshfield, Missouri. Photograph courtesy of Chase Davis.
The photographer believes this silo tree is along I-70 in Missouri, between Blue Springs and Kansas City. Photograph courtesy of jennamay.
A silo tree taken on US Highway 50, just east of Knob Noster, Missouri. Photograph courtesy of ancientlightstudios

northcarolina

Tree in Silo This picture was taken in Claremont, North Carolina which is in Catawba County between Hickory and Statesville. Photograph courtesy of
smpimages.
Hwy 27 in Western Lincoln County, NC gives you a great view of this silo tree. Photograph courtesy of dwhopkins. Tree in a Silo!
This silo tree can be found on Hwy 87 between Rieglewood, NC and Elizabethtown, NC. Photograph courtesy of XtinecoX.
This tree is off of NC-150 on McAlister Road near Lincolnton, NC . Photograph courtesy of kackiejane. Tree in SILO- Just East of Lincolnton

northdakota

Once a Silo... by I'm Pastor Rick This tree is off of ND 3 South in Harvey, ND. Photograph courtesy of im pastor rick.

ohio

Darke County, Ohio is home to this silo tree. It is just west of New Madison on Richmond-Palestine Road, about a mile south of the intersection of Rush Road. Photograph courtesy of sismoon.

oklahoma

Tree growing in old silo This silo tree is located in northwestern Oklahoma just east of Carmen, Oklahoma. Photograph courtesy of marvin908.
Entitled “The Farmer’s Bud Vase”, this silo tree was photographed in Oklahoma. Photograph courtesy of Motley, Mundane and Obscura. The Farmer's Bud Vase
This tree is northeast of Alva, Oklahoma. It’s about a mile east of the highway and a mile north of the railroad tracks. Photograph courtesy of marvin908.
A silo tree north of Enid, Oklahoma. Photograph courtesy of marvin908.
This silo tree was spotted on Highway 81 near Chickasha, Oklahoma. Photograph courtesy of LaCresha.
Photographed in three different seasons, this silo tree is located between Adair, Oklahoma and Big Cabin, Oklahoma. Photograph courtesy of susan *tt*.

oregon

A tree grows in your silo This silo tree is located in Beaver, Oregon. Photograph by Scrunchleface.

southdakota

The Silo Located on a small hobby farm in Watertown, South Dakota, this tree was photographed from inside the silo. Photograph courtesy of Jenah_Smith.
Entitled “Reclaimed”, this photograph captures a silo tree in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Photograph courtesy of Dakota Dave. Reclaimed

tennessee

"Roundtree" of Roundtree Drive, Gallatin, TN Just starting to bud, this silo tree is located off of Roundtree Drive in Gallatin, Tennessee. Photograph courtesy of jasonabradley.

vermont

A silo tree in Lake Champlain’s North Hero Island, Vermont. Photograph courtesy of bob.berch.

virginia

Blacksburg - Silo Tree (Cropped) This silo tree is located off Tom’s Creek Road in Blacksburg, Virginia. Photograph by me!
A silo tree in Bedford County, Virginia. Photograph courtesy of WV Fan. Tree Farm
Tree in silo A silo tree at the Pearmund Winery in Broad Run, Virginia. Photograph by Sharron McClellan.

westvirginia

tree in silo This tree was spotted after an ATV outing in West Virginia. The photographer doesn’t remember the exact location– it could be in Kentucky or West Virginia on a backroad. Photograph courtesy of
goblirschrolf.

wisconsin

This silo and its accompanying tree are near Reedsburg, Wisconsin on Country Road F. Photograph courtesy of loren1996.

To peruse more shots of this phenomenon, be sure to check out the Trees in Silos Flickr group.

If you have seen a Silo Tree of your own or have additional details on any of the trees above, let me know! I would love to expand this list!

February 20, 2009 at 1:00 am 48 comments

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