Despite scars scored down its side, the nearly century-old willow oak in Carrboro stands tall. Two years ago, the landmark that canopies Weaver Street Market's lawn and provides a backdrop for concerts and community gatherings was struck by lighting tossing bark against the windows of the market. The town feared losing the tree to wounds or disease. Arborists were called to test its viability. Happily, the tree endures.
(photograph taken at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro)