Friday, March 12, 2010

Dead or Alive?

What kind of tree is this? It is a dead tree! Or is it? Gahagan Preserve is filled with trees both alive and dead. For the most part, we let nature manage our forest. Once a tree like this one dies, you can be assured that many living things live in and on it. It is still organic matter - important to insects and birds as well as life larger and smaller. So is it really still living? Yes - in a way!

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