Monday, November 02, 2015

A Fallen Giant in the Forest

This is the base of a very large tree that fell over in the middle of the forest. The trunk tree on the other side is very large and mostly intact. Most center-forest trees do not fall over like this -- they die in stages and fall apart in stages.

My bet is that this tree pulled out due to very soft and wet ground combined with a massive snow and ice load.  The massive rock that pulled up with the roots may also have prevented the tree from putting down a stabilizing root system.  

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