I always wondered about this tree. Why is it bent like that? Could it be one of the trees the Native Americans used as a trail marker?
I found a website that lists many of the reasons this particular tree would not be one the Native Americans used to mark a trail. There is a river nearby, which would make a trail marker useful. However, this tree is not an oak. It's a tulip tree--and it's rather young. It's doesn't bend down very low either.