Although, like many I love this tree, it is not an easy photographic subject.  Firstly it is surrounded by ugliness, porta-potties, a chain link fence, cars, a tacky building, not to mention a plethora of warning signs insisting that no one mistreat the tree in any way.  Add to that the fact that no tripods are allowed under the spread of the tree, so all shots have to be hand held; not easy on a dreary day with very little light.  I did the best I could with what I had to work with, but I think my energies could be better directed elsewhere in future.