Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It happened last night

The trees along the Riverbank have a tough life.  Saplings are sitting prey for the beavers in the river.  Just last night the beavers paid yet another visit to this tree.

See the freshly cut-off part?
See the leaves on the grass that were stripped off as the beaver dragged his new tree down to the river?

Notice how there are 5 "stumps".  Well, three years ago there were two. (click here to see an earlier post, when there were 2 stumps. The second inset shows what had been twin trees.).  

Each year since, the tree has tried again to grow, and each year the beavers have claimed the new growth as their own.

Maybe next year the beavers will go elsewhere and give the poor tree a chance.

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