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College Ecology 202, Windsnap

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Aug. 16th, 2007 | 10:47 am

In heavy winds, trees can experience Windsnap. Removing the dead limbs probably opened
up the tree to more sway under heavy winds this morning. One of the
longer trunks snapped!

Woke me up :(

I wonder if my college ecology intructor, Jill Yeager, would be surprised that I remembered this? (And yes this is the same Yeager who was on 3-2-1 Contact.)

The limb is about 60 feet in length. It now covers half the yard and
is blocking the alley.

Oh well!

This is going to let in more light to one of the side yards. I am now
wondering if the upper canopy with grow over the spot where this
branch was. That would be nice, since it provides so much shade to
the house.




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from: hydrolagus
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)

What kind of tree?

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from: delyth
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)

Glad to see you're back to feeling well enough to post.

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from: shadymist
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)

If it is maple it's probably fairly good crafting material. I'm just starting to barely dink around with carving, if I weren't so far away, I'd be tempted to ask if you've made plans for it yet. :) I've plenty of maples around the property here, but I have a slight tinge of guilt when I think of just cutting them down for my crafty inclinations yet. I mostly am limiting myself to just the branches I have to trim down to keep them off buildings/structures.

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Re: Maple?

from: hydrolagus
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)

We're thinking along the same lines. Looks like maple or sweetgum to me.

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Brian "Krow" Aker

Re: Maple?

from: krow
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)

Ding, Ding, Ding!

Sweetgum it is.

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