I’m reading an interesting book on trees (I should probably stop right there but I won’t) and came upon this gem:
In the original forests of America, the tuliptree was second in girth only to the sycamore. From the southern colonies in 1709 came the report of John Lawson, surveyor general, of a hollow tuliptree “wherein a lusty Man had his Bed and Household Furniture, and liv’d in it, till his Labour got him a more fashionable Mansion.”
From Trees of New England A Natural History by Charles Fergus.
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Love this story – thank you for sharing 🤗 I would take both a tree house and the lusty man to go with it 🤔
Agreed…lusty men are hard to come by. They are more rare than ancient hollowed out trees that a person can live in.