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This poor old apple tree has been in this weakened condition for quite some years now. However, as bad as it may look, it still has been producing a fair amount of apples every year. The elk even worked over its branches pretty hard last winter.

As you can see, only a small amount of the trunk is still rooted. It just goes to show you the resiliency of some trees, especially old farm apple trees.





 

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I've never seen one like that. From what I've seen apple trees are almost impossible to get rid of. Their roots will send up shoots long after the tree is removed.
 

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I have a crab apple that looks very similar. Tipped over with half the roots out of the ground... It still is doing quite well and happens to be one of my favorite mid season bow stand sites. The deer flock to it when it's little green apples start falling...
 
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