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Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Tree Lecturer

  I brought in a guest lecturer to tell you about some of the trees/woody finds from Wednesday. Trust me, he's experienced. dead tree looks like animal

First, he'd like to assure you that it's always impressive to find a giant white pine still standing. It took two pictures to capture it all.
old growth white pine


This much smaller tree is unique in that the hole into its hollow center is almost perfectly round! hollow tree with round hole

In the middle of one of those fancy wetlands was this dead, bleached snag. Very interesting shape. bleached snag

And another cut log with a star. Now that we know this is caused by cutting through a node where branches grew out from the trunk it seems less magical, but it's still interesting. This one almost looks like a star with a hand print in the upper left. star pattern in cut log

In other news: The human edited, and edited and edited.

See 15 Miles!
See a better star pattern in a cut log

3 comments:

The Oceanside Animals said...

Lulu: "I wonder how many squirrels could fit into that tree with the nice round door ..."

Ann Thompson said...

That white pine is pretty impressive

Sharkbytes said...

Lulu- only perfectionist squirrels

Ann- I love finding the occasional really big tree!

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