windstorm

We live on a mostly wooded acre, with many very tall trees. One less tree, after a windstorm last night.

This is a large-leaf maple. Or is was. Here’s a view of the bottom of the root ball — about ten feet across.

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  1. Wow. I bet the puppy boys had a great time snuffling around that area.
    What will you do with the tree Rosina – leave it to nature or have it chopped for direwood?

  2. This points up the difference between what people think tree roots look like and what they really are. Oaks have a fairly shallow root system with no tap root. A heavy wind, particularly if the leaves are still on the tree, can lead so easily to a toppled tree. And there’s no putting it back the way it was. My sympathies.

  3. Ooop (o: in embarrassed manner. Yes Judy, I did mean Firewood.
    Now where is that special button we were talking about a few posts back…..

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