This is one of my favorite trees in Raleigh, NC. Found at Shelly Lake, this monstrosity is really old, gnarly and has undeniable charater. It just screams," Build a tree up in here!" Kinda reminds me of the children's book the Giving Tree where this boy hangs out with a tree. It also causes me to think about Jeremiah 17:7-8 and how secure our roots become when we trust in HIM.