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Offline Rhodemont

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Blow down
« on: October 05, 2020, 01:00:13 PM »
As if the gypsy moths have not killed enough of my oaks now the drought combined with a nor'east wind took out more of the fully leafed out healthy ones.
Found this one yesterday while going for a walk.  The trunk on the backside of that root mass is about 30 inch diameter and as straight as any white I have.  Hard to believe that thin root mass on top of the clay and stone can hold up a tree that size at all.
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Re: Blow down
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 01:03:59 PM »
Common sight on shallow clay over rock, after a rainy/windy period.  After a certain size i think its bound to happen here.  Very rare to see a monster pecker pole crumbling away in the SE like in the northeast.  But very common to find nice  thin weathered fieldstone around old turned up rootballs on a steep hillside. I scan for ancient lumps and bathtub holes when im looking for rock. Tree is long gone and the rock is beautiful. 
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