Windstorms And Windsnap

This hefty hemlock came down in a recent storm and blocks a main trail I use when cycling. The trunk is snapped off a couple of meters up, and the heartwood looks punky and soft.

I don't think a bike helmet would be much protection if one happened to cycle down this trail at the wrong time.

For more on downed trees and large diameter woody debris read here.

The forecast is for SE winds up to 90km per hour tonight so I suspect there will be more downed trees. Hopefully not many of them will cross trails or take power lines with them.

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