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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Sustainable Travel
A might Yellow Poplar gracing the mountain skies in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, N.C

This photo was taken while on a student trip to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. The tree was in a spot where the Forest Service experimented with Yellow Poplar since 1927. Over the years the area has had a lot of recreational use and conservation of natural resources. I feel this tree is a symbol of when man and nature work together to see the greater good of the landscape.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Blue Valley, Tennessee, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5200
Copyright: © Chet Guthrie