bernie and i were either at home or at work most of the week so i thought i would just write here about the "comfort maple tree" which is situated a few miles from welland..
now the little red car has never seen the huge comfort maple..bernie and i have quite often driven by motorcycle to visit this pelham piece of history.
here are a couple
of metal plaques which have a little history of
the comfort maple tree.
these two little lassies are dressed appropriately for a ruby tuesday!
here is just a touch of autumn, peeking around the trunk of this beautiful tree!
here is what the tree looks like in spring!
"i have taken this small history of the comfort maple from google and am copying and pasting it here because it is so interesting and so well written..
"The historic Comfort Maple is a beautiful Sugar Maple tree. Estimated to be 500 years old, the Comfort Maple is the pride of the Town of Pelham and is thought to be the oldest Maple tree in Canada.
The Comfort Maple is 80 feet tall with a trunk that is 20 feet in circumference. The crown spread is 30 meters ( 100 feet). The trunk and branches are supported by guy wires reaching skyward 34 meters or 112 feet, as high as a ten-storey building.
The Comfort Maple owes its name to one of the land's previous owners, the Comforts, who as United Empire Loyalists were known to have nicknamed the tree "Old Glory". The Comforts bought the lot from Major David Secord, brother-in-law of Canadian Heroine Laura Secord in 1816.
The Comfort Maple is located in the Comfort Maple Conservation Area, at Metler Road in the Town of Pelham. The Conversation area is protected by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority."
happy ruby tuesday all...god bless...love terry
ps.. i remember a a few years ago, the politicians wanted to cut the comfort tree down to put up buildings.
the people fought against this and this is ONE fight that the people won!