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. 


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!