Pioneer Cabin Tree
A victim of a massive California storm. And, whoever thought it was a good idea to carve a hole through the base.
Been there, gone through that.
I read previous reports on this tree that said it was “barely alive” and was markedly leaning to one side already. It’s roots were said to only be 2 to 4 feet deep, which seems pretty incredible considering the size of the tree.
2 to 4 is shallow, for a redwood, but they don’t root as deep as you might expect. 5 to 6 feet is normal, but they spread quite wide. http://www.sunnyfortuna.com/explore/redwoods_and_water.htm
This one appears to have broken free or it’s roots, rather than pulling them out of the ground. Unsurprising, given how much of the base of its trunk was carved away.
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did it make a sound?
The squirrels made a hell of a racket on the way down.
I think I see the problem. It’s a bit difficult to notice but there seems to be a bit of a hole at the base which would have affected it’s overall stability in one plane because of a partial disconnect of the root system.
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