Here is a Black locust tree in the open. There are branches down the bowl but they don't extend out from the tree very far. Again this is a tree that follows the type that I was talking about yesterday of not having large branches.
We measured this tree for height, bowl circumference and canopy spread.
Circumference 102" (32.5" diameter)
Canopy was 42' x 39'
Total points for this tree are 203.5
This is the largest Black locust tree I have measured.
This photo shows a branch that has broken off the tree and the bowl is exposed. Disease and bug infestation will enter in here to kill the tree.
A tree can't protect itself well when a branch like this is torn off. Christians can go to God and ask for forgiveness and receive healing when there is brokenness.
"Fools, because of their rebellious way,
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorred all kinds of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!"
Father, I thank you and worship you. You have made a way for me to receive forgiveness and healing. I receive it in Jesus name. So be it.