01 June 2008

Fallen Tree

There was a ferocious wind-and-rain storm here a week ago, and it knocked over some trees. I took some pictures of one of the more impressive casualties. I think it was an elm tree, and (judging by the rings) it appears to have been around forty years old. They cut it up to cart it off, and they made a cut just above the roots. It was probably around two feet in diameter at the base.

Here are a couple of the pictures...

another ring detail

gnarled roots

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was hiking in the canyon while this storm was blowing down trees and left unscathed by single drop of rain.