Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Ponderosa with Character

I have been away from Washington. During my ventures I met a tree with character. This ponderosa  survived a lighting strike and carried a remarkable burn scar.



This tree is located in a forest area that historically burned on a 30 to 40 year interval. The scar appears to have followed a burn line that followed the growth habit of the tree which was twisted in a spiral pattern. The burn spiral extended nearly all the way up the tree. 

2 comments:

Geoffrey Middaugh said...

That's cool! Lightning spirals, for sure, but I've never seen the burn pattern follow it so closely.

Hollis said...

Nice, thanks for sharing!