ProFiles: Wolf Tree

Client: Self Assignment

Industry: Forestry, Tree Lovers Everywhere

Application: Personal, Web, Exhibition

Cardwell Hill Wolf Tree

Wolf Trees

I love that term and the wild, free ranging images it conjures up for me. There seems to be some variation of the term, but generally it has to do with large, old trees with a wide reaching canopy that shade out trees around them. 

Some times they are also called 'Pasture Trees'. When land was cleared for agriculture some times large shade trees were left for cattle or sheep. Without competition for light or other resources, the trees grew even larger and wider. Often the pastures were later abandoned and the land reverted back to forest.

The young forest growing in around The Wolf Tree was even aged, growing straight as they competed for light. In the process the old tree stood out gaining the look of a lone wolf.

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