Friday, February 10, 2017

Death of an owl tree

The European type spruce in the ravine was a casualty of yesterday s wet snow storm.A tall spruce that captured the heavy wet snow on its wide branches simply toppled from the top heavy weight.

About 5 years ago Great Horned owls roosted in this spruce when they nested in the park in the first and only time.


Epilogue : The tree was a NORWAY SPRUCE. Arborists who cut the tree ( as it fell across the path) said it was between 90 to 115 years old, far beyond its lifespan of 100 years old regaing the latter estimate.. So... it was time...

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