Ignite and I came across two newly fallen trees the other day on a bike ride through the hills of Kamloops. Usually, fallen trees don’t spark any interest in me, but after noticing the barbed-wire fence that ran through their stumps and a few other trees in the area, I had to wonder if that is what caused them to die… I brought a camera along on yesterdays ride and snapped a pic of the carnage. We were rushed for time so the pic isn’t very good, but it kinda captures what is going on… Any tree experts in here? Did barbed-wire kill those trees? One obviously fell into the other and they both went down.
We had riden the trail the day prior and the trees were standing, the next day they were laying across the road. I just find it interesting I guess. My best guess is that even though the tree managed to grow around the wire, it didn’t ‘heal’ and eventually choked. A tree of that size must need most of its ‘plumbing’ to survive. They still had green growth on them, but not nearly as much as other trees of similar size.