The Wizard tree, Cathedral Woods, Intervale, New Hampshire, ca. 1900, a photochrom by Detroit Photographic Co., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
According to the blog Cow Hampshire, this tree — a birch — “became one of the most frequently photographed and promoted trees in New Hampshire” by 1904. Its story is here.
Today, the last Friday in April, is Arbor Day in much of the United States.
Here in Germany, we will celebrate Tag des Baumes tomorrow, April 25.