Falling Tree

Jan 8, 2019

The days of this tree are numbered and she won't likely last the winter.  This prognosis is not arboreal soothsaying but rather the physics involved in supporting upright tons of wood fiber.  Already she cants thirty degrees northwest and half her root system is embarrassingly exposed to all.  Erosion, that hissing wave of gravity-fueled fluid that drags the main channel of the Mississippi River dozens of lateral miles across its floodplain like a writhing cottonmouth, works 24/7 on Bayou D'Arbonne also.  It broke the anchor chains of this overcup oak.

Credit K. Ouchley