This blog is about various boat and environment related topics that I care to comment on. First and foremost, this blog is about skin on frame boats, their construction and use, as well as paddle and other stuff related to skin boat use.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The other day I was out front of the shop looking for twigs and I zeroed in on this particular tree in the corner of the lot. It looked like a volunteer, seeds blown in or dropped by birds. I have no idea what the species is, some sort of non-native evergreen whose seed escaped from somebody's yard.
Anyway, when I examined the tree more closely, I found out that someone once before had decided that they didn't want the tree that close to the building and had chopped it down leaving a 6 inch stump protruding out of the ground. The root system was still intact and of course sent up new sprouts which now are two to three inches in diameter and 15 feet tall. Inadvertent coppicing.