On a remote part of our Nashville farm, we have this 90 foot, 250 year old beech tree. Yes, this tree is older than the country in which it lives. It is perfectly hollow to its full height, and healthy. It is somewhat common for the species to have some hollow areas. A State of Tennessee arborist tells us it is very rare to find such an old specimen in such good condition, especially given the magnitude of its hollow area. The tree is, indeed, magnificent on the outside. We admired it for years, never knowing it was hollow, before we climbed the steep hill on which it sits and viewed it from on high.