Beautiful Live Oaks Are Dying

By: ralphbarrera

Aug 30 2009

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Category: Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:16mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

 Sharon Drinkwine had no sooner finished building her dream home with her husband in Sunset Valley when she sat down in the dining room to admire her beautiful two-acre lot and noticed her hundred-plus year-old Live Oak trees starting to discolor and die. She has sought the opinions of seven different arborists and tree experts with no definitive answer as to the cause or exact treatment. Some say its Oak Wilt, others say its a combination of the drought. She has exhausted funds and is still searching for a solution and remedy. 

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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One comment on “Beautiful Live Oaks Are Dying”

  1. Nice shot Ralph. I hope they can help those trees…That would be a sad little field without them


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