Tree of the Week

History is chronicled in many forms — books, folk stories, buildings. But there is a living history that dwells not in anything constructed by humans, but rather in the surrounding world. Trees can live for hundreds of years after the humans who grew up with them. They become a part of the lives of families and communities, and help to chronicle both human and environmental history.

Pictured here are some of those trees, shared by their neighbors and friends. Submit yours here.