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Ice and Fire

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Why We Don’t Walk In The Woods In Windstorms

We came across this tree the other day after a strong windstorm. This isn’t a growing tree in the middle of our path but a snag that has snapped off and come straight down. It is about 10 feet (3 meters) high and 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. It has imbedded itself so far in the ground that I can’t move it by hand. The trunk of the original tree is about 30 feet (9 meters) away so this piece must have got caught in surrounding trees and landed upright.  We have great respect for wind and trees on stormy days – this would have really hurt!

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Cedar

A favourite tree of ours. The base of the tree is very large and about 30 feet up the trunk the tree has formed two trunks, each about the size of the average cedars in the surrounding area.

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