A Year In The Life Of A Tree

That Tree in April 2017

That Tree is an ancient Bur Oak growing on the edge of a cornfield near Platteville, WI. Using only his iPhone 4S, Mark Hirsch photographed the tree every day from March 24, 2012 until March 23, 2013 capturing a year long snapshot of life in and around the ancient oak. Today, Hirsch still photographs his storied tree with an iPhone sharing the images on Facebook and Instagram. Mark Hirsch (Mark Hirsch Photo LLC)

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Photojournalist Mark Hirsch noticed a lonely Bur oak tree standing in a cornfield one day. The light was right, so he took a photo. And then he set himself a challenge. He took a photo a day of the same tree — for 365 days. His project "That Tree" documents a year in the life of a single tree. It also changed Mark's life.